Maria Stroka (@mariastroka)
"In the place where I was a child, there were no artists and there was no art, so I really didn’t know what (being an artist) meant. I think I thought it meant that I would be in a situation different from the one that I was.” Jasper Jones
Born to melancholic parents, highly affected by the weight of communism in post-war Poland, I was a difficult only-child with an overactive imagination. By age 13 it seemed obvious that I needed to be an ‘artist’.
Attracted by the aesthetic and the philosophy, I declared myself to be ‘Punk’. I was creating artwork, styling bands, and participating in political statements (an aspect of the subculture at a time when major
Location: Venice, California
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