We had the good fortune of connecting with Brian Harwick and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brian, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I chose to pursue this field because it has been a dream and passion of mine since I was a kid. Art and the creative process is so important to me as well, it declutters my brain and helps me to engage with the world and communicate in a very pure way.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Getting to where I am today in my artistic process has been a long journey and continues to be that way. I think what has helped me the most is trying to remind myself to not take things too seriously, and allow myself to make huge “mistakes.” To me that’s how I’ve grown the most in my process, seeing what does and doesn’t work and pushing myself to not be afraid to do new things. Also pushing myself to move through self doubt has been such a game changer in every aspect of my life, not just with my art.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would definitely take them to Echo Park Lake and Elysian Park, I spend a lot of time in those areas walking around and reading. I would also take them to Long Beach as that’s my home town and I love it a lot down there. It’s a nice mellow vibe. There’s so many different options for food to it’s hard to pin down one. That’s what I love about LA. There’s a little of everything to experience.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There’s a few people for sure, all very good and close friends who without them, I definitely wouldn’t be where I am today. There’s different people who reconnected me to the artistic process after years away, those who continue to support me and my work and someone very close and special to me who continuously pushes me to put my work out into the world and do something with it.
For portrait Florian Hetz