We had the good fortune of connecting with Karl Petion and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Karl, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
perseverance , confidence in oneself and hard work are the most important factors behind any success

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
the art is definitely in motion. its in the making now with an on going process of multi narratives actually & literally apart from others when the gods and gate keepers don’t favor you in the arena. being able to keep steady, one’s still here today. behind mountains of hurdles there are more challenges to overcome. a luta continua! lol! “it ain’t necessarily so …” its all about regional and tribal belonging us vs them

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
every where is exiting in los angeles. we would probably drive around and explore together. as a transplant one’s still trying to not to get lost. well, thanks to gps. no more detours. we would definitely check out the taco trucks on venice and la brea. best carnitas ! take a hike…

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
this shoutout goes to Nancy Buchanan!

Website: https://www.karlpetion.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tiguerly22/?hl=en

Image Credits
vêvê (from devotional print series) éventaille 20”x16”” mixed media paper acrylics on canvas LA 2020

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