As a kid I loved drawing. I would go through reams of paper trying to perfect the human body on every superhero or Dragon Ball Z character I drew. I inherited that passion from my Dad. At 4 years old I remember learning the concepts of symmetry, proportion, foreshortening, illusions, etc.
At 10 I picked up another passion that I got from my Dad, and that was bodybuilding. That’s where my formal training began. For the past 13 years I’ve taken the concepts that I learned to apply with pencil and paper, and applied them with iron and muscle.
Bodybuilding to me is an art, not a sport. You’re sculpting the human physique in order to perfect it. It’s about shape, conditioning, symmetry, proportion, and then size.
I’ve never wanted to be the biggest, but always the most dense. To look like a walking piece of granite. I’ve always taken great pleasure in going into a new gym, and watching the bigger guys work around me.
I have a long way to go, and thankfully I have a patient coach pushing me forward. When I was little I said I was going to be an artist when I grew up. I never imagined it would happen by combining my two passions. Funny how God works in your life.