My Story

In the Spring of 2021, I had the first inspiration for Oh Gee Art come to me, it was that I wanted my own style. Then I had my first abstract drawing idea on a psilocybin mushroom trip and that inspired me to start watching YouTube videos on the basics of drawing. I filled up about half a drawing book with some techniques I learned and a lot of random really bad abstract ideas, but you gotta start somewhere. I slowly started getting better each day, but towards the end of the summer of 2021, I was in a really dark place in my life. Some nights I didn't think I'd see the next morning and I would cut myself a lot, I guess my original intention to make my own style didn't motivate me enough to keep going. Then one day, I was visiting some family and I saw my cousin wearing a t-shirt with a trippy design of Albert Einstein by a guy called ugonzo art. I asked him where he got it and he gave me his Instagram (@ugonzo_art). Seeing someone do what they love brought light to that dark time in my life and it gave me inspiration to keep pursuing my craft. I also saw that if I was inspired that much by just seeing his art, I knew that I could do the same for other people doing what I love, it gave me a purpose to keep living and showed me new intentions to bring to my art. Those intentions changed from being about me to realizing how much art can influence people and how if I were to kill myself, maybe someone who needed to see my art would never be able to see it. About a month later, I learned photoshop and realized I could combine my drawings with photoshop to refine them further for clothing. I got super deep into my craft after that and I was sacrificing nights I'd normally spend with friends to put everything I had into this. Art became a way for me to channel my pain, and to this day, it still is. My intentions with Oh Gee Art is to be that light in the darkness, showing people another way as ugonzo art did for me.