I am Byada
I believe everybody had the same question when we were kids, " What would I like to be when I grow up?"
Ummm... I actually still have this question.. this is always and forever my super tough question.
"I don't know... I think I'd like to be a nurse!" That was always my standard answer. But to be fair to myself, when I was a kid I remember always having a pencil and ruler in my hands and trying to draw a picture in the air, on the wall, a table or wherever I could. I would pick through pieces of wood from my grandpas shop (mr. carpenter) to make my own sculptures. It seems that the whole time I was planning to become a nurse I was actually getting to know art.
Since there is a bit of presure on young people to get a good job in the government or industry, it wasn't until I was almost finished with high school that I decided to search for an art school for myself. Having found one I liked, I studied for 3 years at a College of Fine Arts and then continued my studies of art at King Mongkut's Institute of Technology in Ladkrabang Bangkok Thailand. I stated here and achieved a Bachelor's of Fine Arts Degree. My major was in printmaking, though I studied many traditional techniques and after graduating I went on to work as an art instructor. Throughout this time and after I tried many different disciplines and ways of living such as graphic design, website design, carpet design, product design, painting, drawing, sculptures and traveling, etc..... After a lot of ups and downs, life took me across the ocean to a new home in America. I am working on starting my own gallery and shop and also working with mural artist groups. And finally, after all this, it seems I found myself (or more of myself!). It seems there are 3 major things that I enjoy doing more than anything else in this world - these are Art, Cooking, and Travel. :)