YabYum Seven: Robert Ciuca

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Photos provided by Robert Ciuca

1. Who are you and what do you do?

I’m Robert Ciuca, and I play instruments in Fairy Bones & Paper Foxes and have done some paintings that people seem to like.

2. How did you get your start?

robert 01I got really into art when I was 15 and my friend Victoria brought me to her art teacher Linda Storey-London, who is a life teacher just as much as she is an art teacher. She teaches in her house and helps bring to life any projects or ideas you have. Linda had a huge impact on who I am today; her creative, fearless energy was something to be reckoned with.

3. What inspires you?
Whoa, I got carried away on quesion two. Should’ve saved something for this one. Linda. Linda inspires me. I get most of my inspiration from other people, whether it’s a hero I look up to, or an enemy I want to destroy, or a friend who does cooler stuff than me.. they all empower me to be better.
4. What is your favorite thing about AZ?
My favorite thing about AZ is the scenery.  There are so many unique and beautiful things in this state, and I often forget about it living in the city.
5. Where can we see you(r) work?
I’ve got a website at robertciucaart.com, also an Etsy store where prints are available. So far I’ve had my work up at Firehouse Gallery during Art Detour (it’s up til March 8). Looking to do more galleries in the future.
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Photo coutesy of Frank C. Photography

6. What would you like to accomplish before you die?

What would you like to accomplish before you die. Before I die?? Morbid. I hope to keep doing exactly what I’m doing right now with music and art but keep making it bigger and bigger and bigger until it explodes into millions of lime green psychedelic fairies.

7. What is your mantra?
Stay focused, Robert.
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