We had the good fortune of connecting with Kt | Sharp and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Kt |, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
i bought_into the success story; the gravy train of money-making to satisfy the raw_hunger in me. i fought_it, after a PhD in mathematics and years of academic tricks, my naught was still_naught and my heart still_sick. my mothers’ death silenced self-belief, ironed out only through processing grief over years and years of sighs_lent through tears. now i am larger than the_sum; Gestalt my scienti_fic parts with music and_lyrics. we are the_sum together, our journey pain_ting as we weave in and out of each others’ lives. we try so hard to touch as we pass_by, yet we don’t realize we are_satisfied in the meeting only of our_eyes. by acknowledging the pain of being_alive. this. This_. this pain is why i_must be an artist.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
my creativity flowers from hurt_loss, _pride not glossed over a pursuit of knowledge and truth; a turbulent wild_ride. in my art is a will to live, something that cries for the fall of_humanity, and rises as the phoenix from ashes of_futility. regret_pain, joy_becoming aflame with passion, channeling the_name of compassion and justice in a blind world of avarice. my_words, my_music, reflections of the beautiful, broken complexion of our fate; this never-ending search for connection through hurt and_acceptance of our mistakes.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
van_leeuwan ice cream. lake_hollywood reservoir. griffith_park bike ride. playa_del rey via Bellona. pura_vida. the_Greek. Pantages. anywhere with decent wine.

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?
my love_Yari.

Website: www.ktsharp.com

Instagram: ktsharp_composer

Image Credits
Russell Orrell.

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