Name: Nastuh Zalmai – “miggz”
Instagram name: @notmiggz
Ethnic Background / What do you identify yourself as?: Persian | from Afghanistan | Tajik Tribe
What inspired you to create art?: Im pretty certain I was born this way. My earliest memory is a friend at school, kindergarten or first grade, showed me how to draw Sonic the hedgehog, I was hooked since.
Source(s) of inspiration?: Life experiences, current situations I may be in. Other art in general are some of my biggest inspirations: music, video games, cartoons, movies, books.
Artists you are inspired by: YoungThug, Davey Havok, and the usual: Picasso, Van Gogh, Dali… that’s all I can think of right now
How do you spend your time to get into the creative process?: I don’t consciously do anything to get myself into a creative mode. I think daydreaming and listening to music is probably where most ideas start.
Favorite pieces you’ve made and why?: I made this Afghanistan themed painting for my mother she really liked, so that’s probably my favorite. I did do this small flower mural, with three roses, that was probably the most fun I had, so that’s probably up there in favorites as well.
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