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"Always (and forever) trust in yourself."



"Always (and forever) trust in yourself."

Artist Lea Colombo on childhood art memories and choosing photography in high school.

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Great artists make artists. And to prove that point, over 70 of today's greatest have contributed their work in support of Children's Museum of the Arts' Emergency Arts Education Fund, establishing utterly ambitious art programs in New York City schools that need them most.

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Below, meet auction artist Lea Colombo.

Lea as a young artist

Do you have a favorite memory of making art as a child?

Being messy and colorful. And me always leaving a trace!

What advice would you give to young artists who wish to pursue an art practice?

Always (and forever) trust in yourself, fake it ‘till you make it. 

How does working with children inspire you?

Children are pure consciousness. They are so open and unconditioned. They see everything, the unknown, everything as it exists before us. They are pure light. 

When did you first know you were going to be an artist?

I chose art as a high school subject. I started with photography and it all evolved from there.

Lea Colombo

White Light Red Sign Self Fade Green Yellow

colour hand print on Fuji Maxima glossy archival museum paper

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