WHAT ARE YOUR HOPES AND FEARS FOR THE FUTURE? These questions have been on the minds of our team for quite some time, so we sought out those that inspire us to be great in a world buried beneath the mediocre and asked them.

We plan to regularly highlight some of our heroes: artists, musicians, designers, curators, young, old, known, and the "never heard of", though they should be.

Porpentine, Terrell Davis, Torn Hawk, Mindy Abovitz and Joshua Cooper . Image 1.

Arina Svetlitsa

Illustrator

 

 

 

Porpentine, Terrell Davis, Torn Hawk, Mindy Abovitz and Joshua Cooper . Image 2.

Luke Wyatt

aka Torn Hawk, electronic musician

HOPES

I hope I will have the freedom and resources to continue my project; that is, getting people to submit to my organization of the world.

FEARS

I have noticed in myself the creeping onset of an old-man-type caution and conservatism. I fear that this will freeze me; I'll be focused on protecting things instead
of making things.

Mindy Abovitz

Creator/Editor-in-Chief Tom Tom Magazine®:
A Magazine About Female Drummers

HOPES

My hopes for the future involve a more compassionate public, one where people are considering others and empathizing with others as deeply as they possibly can.
I hope that plays out in one-on-one interactions but also in the media. I am looking forward to a more fair representation of real people in the media.

FEARS

My fears are just that. That people will have fears and lead with their fears. I fear fear. Without fear we can be exponentially kinder to each other. When we recognize and come to terms with the fact that fear is 99% hype, we will all be better off. 

 

Porpentine, Terrell Davis, Torn Hawk, Mindy Abovitz and Joshua Cooper . Image 3.

 

Porpentine, Terrell Davis, Torn Hawk, Mindy Abovitz and Joshua Cooper . Image 4.

 

Porpentine

Video game designer, writer and curator

HOPES

Hormones/safe housing/love for all the trans kids who are stuck with their shitty parents or no parents and can't get what they need. Acceptable levels of eczema. Ten years of rain.

FEARS

No future.

Joshua Cooper

Fashion designer, founding partner
of Rochambeau

HOPES

I have a kid on the way!
I'm hoping for a healthy baby.

FEARS

Failure. Season after season we have to come up with something that people are impressed with or proud of. It's a very daunting process to keep up with new things. 

 

Porpentine, Terrell Davis, Torn Hawk, Mindy Abovitz and Joshua Cooper . Image 5.

 

Porpentine, Terrell Davis, Torn Hawk, Mindy Abovitz and Joshua Cooper . Image 6.

Terrell Davis

Artist

HOPES

My greatest hope is that one day I'll be up there with the big names in art. Y'know... the ones everyone knows: Haring, Basquiat, Warhol, Davis... It's a big fantasy but
I know I'll achieve it. Another hope I have is to have my art sold at Sotheby's for hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars.

FEARS

My greatest fear is that black and brown lives will still be valued less compared to white ones. I fear that the body count of innocent lives taken by the police will grow steadily over the years.