With every brush stroke, Warren “Stylez” Harvey combats the anxiety and self doubt he’s dealt with since childhood. Through his artwork, he’s able to embrace the feelings that once held him back.
“I’m grateful for my fear,” he said. “It has brought me to understand who I am. I am light. I am consciousness. I’m a spiritual being. That’s who I truly am.”
Harvey wants his art to affect people the way it does him — with a sense of healing and understanding.
“To inspire someone to see the light within themselves, that’s beautiful,” he said.
Get inside the minds of four diverse Kansas City-based artists as we explore the inner-workings of their creative souls. “Work in Progress” celebrates the process of art — its creation and its creator — rather than the finished project. Find all “Work in Progress” videos on flatlandkc.org beginning Wednesdays in July and online here, and watch the 30-minute film at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9 on KCPT.
This post has been updated to reflect the correct spelling of the artist’s name.