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Rising Stars: Meet Dane Brown

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dane Brown

Hi Dane, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
My journey started over 12 yrs ago when I realized I hated my job and didn’t want to wait to retire or jump from job to job. Looking at my propensity to draw and my desire to be in entertainment, I decided to take up animation. During my schooling, I learned multiple art mediums that gave me an even deeper love for art and I extended that knowledge past animation, even though that is a part of it. Now, especially with the charged political and racial climate, it has become a voice for me. A way to bond with other people, especially not being a big talker. It brought me into the show circuit here in Georgia and connected me to people who build each other up as we climb up this trajectory together.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
The biggest struggle most definitely has been the pandemic. I’ve had to face a few personal challenges this year that would be a lot on their own, but when you add Quarantines and lockdowns to the mix, those challenges get amplified 100 fold. However, what I’ve been able to accomplish this year taught me adaptation is the key to perseverance.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I paint, draw, animate, and on occasion a little sculpting. When it comes to my personal work, I try to focus on black life in America (even when it may not seem like it). One of the biggest compliments I get is that people see the passion and emotion in my work. That’s big for me because I think that’s what sets artists apart, your intent and application. Artists become artist for different reasons, but when you can see who the artist within the work, that’s magical!

What would you say have been one of the most important lessons you’ve learned?
Adaptation is key. Life is not structured and nothing lasts. But the best way to keep your balance up in an unstable environment is building your creative muscles. Human beings have come a long way throughout evolution this way.

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