Cole Abod

Interview Highlights

Q: Can you talk a little bit about things that influence and inspire your artistry and maybe a little bit about how your two majors combined for you?

The two majors do not really intersect that much. I think what it is that the two majors does is allow me to have different outlets for different sides of myself.  I think the part of me that just enjoys problem solving, and is interested in how the world around me functions and what influences things that are bigger than the arts such as what influences the economy. Why does poverty occur? How do we help people who are in unfortunate situations? That's the economics side so I guess that's if there's any intersection between the two it’s the human empathy element. As artists we ask ourselves, how can we express our empathy in an artistic way and maybe change some hearts and minds. The economic side is more pragmatic.

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