I love to imagine. My mind can get lost in just about anything; Taking a walk down the street… imagining what the birds might be chirping to each other… or how a flower blooms each Spring, and how wonderful that must feel after the long snowy winter we’ve had; to come back to life, colorful and radiant, soaking up the returning sun.
As an artist, I believe in taking a closer look at the world, in finding beauty in unlikely places. Like watching a seed blossom into a flower, or a vine unexpectedly sprout roses. Seeing things grow in the yard, in the windowsill, and in the world is what inspires my imagination, and inspires my art.
Music written and performed by my brother, Ben Rodgers.
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When you grow, you grow more than just plants.In collaboration with Scott’s Miracle Gro.
Living in the city, it takes a bit more effort to take moments to surround yourself with the beauty of nature. Some of my favorite city moments are strolling through the flower filled Cambridge residences on Brattle Street in Harvard Square, stopping in my favorite flower shop, or riding my bike along the Charles River; these are places that keep you sane and grounded. Nature has a unique way of inspiring wonder and imagination.
Like Boston, New York City has hints of nature lurking on every corner… whether it be the many blooms outside each corner bodega, rooftop garden escapes, or a cruise through Central Park, nature gives the concrete jungle life!
This is why I’ve teamed up with Miracle Gro to create a short video to promote their GRO1000 project, which has hopes to create more than 1,000 community gardens and green spaces around the world by 2018. GRO1000 is dedicated to enriching communities through connecting with nature.
Technology has always been intriguing to me… and I’m constantly inspired by the digital world we have quickly adapted to. Of course things change quickly these days, and a lot of us drag our feet when it comes to change. I’ll admit, I do get a tiny bit frustrated when I update my computer… only to find out the latest greatest computer is coming out two months later. Although, most of the time I’m excited about change. I welcome change because it keeps things exciting. It keeps you fresh and on your feet, constantly searching for new ideas.
As an artist, it’s important to remember to hit the refresh button once in a while. Whether new ideas thrive or fail, art needs to evolve as you grow. I feel this way every few months, and I love that technology gives me the opportunity (and sometimes forces me) to evolve my work. I’m really into Instagram Videos right now. I’m completely fascinated by the challenge of being creative with it… and seeing how other’s will use it. What do you think?