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Meet Erik Ponce

Today we’d like to introduce you to Erik Ponce.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
My story started with the destruction of Hurricane Mitch. The hurricane was so catastrophic that it forced my mom and dad to leave their home country and come to the U.S. My mom was pregnant with me at the time Hurricane Mitch took place so I can’t even begin to imagine what it was like for her. Hurricane Mitch caused suffering to millions of people but if that didn’t happen, I would not be here right now writing about this. Every time I think of my origin, it makes me feel grateful that I live to see another day. So quick shout out to my mom for being the MVP of my existence.

Please tell us about your art.
For me, art in whatever format, (filmmaking, drawing, music) is a way for me to have a conversation with the rest of the world in ways I would not be able to do with language. It’s just my way of expressing/sharing my thoughts, emotions, and stories. I hope that my art makes people feel they’re not alone and that it’s okay to feel how they feel regardless of their situation.

Given everything that is going on in the world today, do you think the role of artists has changed? How do local, national or international events and issues affect your art?
I believe our role as an artist is to make the audience feel and think about our society, culture, and life. That’s what an artist should aim to do.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
My Instagram is @erikondecc and you can see my music videos/art/films on @houstonchronics
I also have a guitar page @guitarsondecc where I play song covers and customize guitars.

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Image Credit:
Erik Ponce and Simon Silva

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