Artist Bio

Cassandra Ott

Tucson, AZ-Based Artist

Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona – I am definitely a product of the Dirty T, and proud of it! What else can I say about myself? I turned thirty this year, and am honestly pretty excited about it. I have known I wanted to be an artist since elementary school, but only gave myself the permission to create anything real in the last five years or so. I love, love, love to use color in my art. I am also a little bold and weird, but not necessarily in your face. My tastes are eclectic in every way from the food I eat to how I dress to what I listen to. I believe music can tell you about a person’s mood, their voice, their soul. When I listen to hip hop, I hear a dichotomy that I strongly identify with. The beats are enticing and moving and even when they are low and slow, create a sense of joyfulness. Rhythmically, they soothe you at a very primal level. On the other side are the lyrics. Hip hop lyrics typically challenge you intellectually through a simple play on words or by a posing a challenging societal issue to you or anything in between. Hip hop stimulates both my heart and my mind in a way unlike any other genre. Good or bad, these paintings actually created themselves when I listened to these albums

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