Meet the Creator
Adriana Maria Pineda (aka Art by AMP) is an artist, born and raised in Miami, FL.
“With so much structure and routine surrounding our everyday lives, I’ve found a way to escape. By allowing my pen- my brush to tell a story of emotions and memories I am allowed the freedom from myself. Countless thoughts and strokes building up to a masterpiece. Unlike most things- art has no rules no set interpretation. Each new piece is displaying limitless stories for anyone to see and discover.”
13Moons Magazine asked…
What was your inspiration behind the pieces being featured?
Deep Rest is a self portrait done at one of the lowest points in my mental health. For months I had been fighting a deep depression that had crawled it’s way back into my mind. Isolating myself and sinking deeper and deeper into the abyss. I hated myself – my body- my mind- my soul- There was no peace inside. No safety net of comfort and love.
Finding solace in the solitude of the water. The bathtub became my escape. Allowing everything to wash away. Soaking in the calmness and stillness. Freedom from the judgment and eyes. MY body. MY being. MY soul felt free to rest. Safe to deeply rest- escaping the depression.
When did you first realize you wanted to be an artist/writer?
I’m an artist in many ways. I paint and I’ve always been inspired by the arts, creating and losing my self in doodles and art since I could remember. I write- but my passion for writing came in the 7th grade- after I took a creative writing class and found my passion for words and expression.
How has your art/writing shifted over your time as a Creative?
Its grown. Its found freedom, and found road blocks. Its blossomed into multiple stages without boundaries.
What was one of the most surprising things you’ve learned about yourself through your creative projects?
I’m not sure about surprising but more so discovered its ok to be myself. That my art is a pure reflection of me and in all ways I am loved and perfect.
What is your favorite part of creating?
the freedom. liberation in being able to tell the story how you want.
What’s the purpose or goal of your work?
Sharing that freedom. The freedom to be chaotic and spontaneous. To be messy and childlike.
Are there any creative endeavors that you’d like to explore in the future?
Galleries and huge live painting opportunities. Id love to share my art with young creatives and those seeking to find their way into the art world.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given as a Creative?
it doesn’t matter if you only create when you’re in your darkest. Creating when you feel means you’re creating because you need to tell your story.