Paonia Experiential Leadership Academy (PELA): Where are you from?
Ola Sun (OS): I was born in Washington DC and grew up mostly in Maryland and New Jersey. I have now been in Colorado for about five years.
PELA: What are you working on during your time at Elsewhere Studios?
OS: I working on a book called Meta that is a calmative work of a lot of critical theory and spiritual inquiry. It also has a lot to do with my lifestyle and my spiritual practices.
PELA: Do you have anyy books/songs/movies that inspire you and your art?
OS: I have a few people that over the process of my art I like to check my ideas with. There is also a book called "inner engineering- a yogi's guide to joy".
PELA: Is this your first artist residency?
PELA: Why did you decide to come to Elsewhere?
OS: I love Elsewhere, I have wanted to be a resident here since I moved here and I just didn't and now it's finally happening and I'm really excited about it.
PELA: How do you get people interested in your art?
OS: I mostly just share with friends, and at poetry readings, and on my website.