April 2018

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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?

OS: Yes

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.