Today we’d like to introduce you to Destiny Moore.
Destiny, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
My name is Destiny Moore. I am an 18-year-old African American female of Bahamian descent who was born in Miami, Florida. I thoroughly enjoy producing art and as an individual, I am heavily influenced by my culture. My artwork is a representation of my personal experiences as a Bahamian American. As a child, I was always aware of the social and political problems facing the world, and I’ve always had an opinion of my own.
I pride myself on being socially conscious and responsive to my environment; consequently, and I create artwork based on social, cultural, and political topics. It is my philosophy that art should reflect meaning. My life experiences as a black girl have helped me produce pieces that are significant, not only to me but to others who share the same life experiences. I look to my art as my “voice” in this insatiable society to help create a greater good.
Has it been a smooth road?
What challenges me the most is Art. My artwork has flourished tremendously over the pasts few years. Initially, the most challenging part of developing my art was creating a concept that interjected my personal beliefs and experiences with the visualization of my art to create a strong idea that has purpose. I was constantly challenged to overcome stagnancy. Over the years, I’ve done many investigations about the use of materials in my art. It was crucial that I used these materials with intension. In the beginning of high school, my work contained ideas about violence and injustice and was usually an inconsistent body of work. Eventually, through experimentation, my art practice contained substance that connected to my culture and identity.
We’d love to hear more about your art.
As an artist, I am most proud of being a YoungArts finalist in visual arts and a YoungArts Presidential nominee. Additionally, I am a 2019 Recipient of the School of Art Chicago Pre-College Merit Scholarship, (Experimental Drawing) Inductee of the Institute of Contemporary Arts (“ICA”), Young Arts Initiative, and a 2019 featured artist and panelist in the ICA Miami Common Threads, Young Arts Initiative Exhibition, 2020 Recipient of the Miami-Dade County Scholastics, Silver Key, 2018 Recipient of Cleveland Institute of Art Pre-College, Merit Scholarship (Painting). I am a member of the National Art Honor Society, Women of Tomorrow and a Senior Mentor.
How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
In the next 5 to 10 years, I see myself intertwining visual arts and business by starting a company that circulates and produces different types of artwork. I plan to pursue my career goals of being a businesswoman and artist after I attain a master’s degree in fine arts with a minor in business.
What I love about visual arts is that it gives me the freedom to express myself without uttering one word! As I progress in the arts, I see myself boldly addressing issues regarding politics, race, injustice, and my heritage as a black Bahamian American. Art is my voice… it’s my oxygen!
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