September 30, 2020 Blog
Get to Know Jason Alexis Ramirez
Get to know Cherry Street Pier resident artist Jason Alexis Ramirez on a deeper level in this quick and quirky Q&A where he unearths hidden truths about the complexities of cereal, his ideal superpower, and the vision behind his amazing work. It will be the best 5-minute-read of your day!
What would you consider one of Philadelphia’s best-kept secrets?
What’s your favorite piece of art that you didn’t create?
An avocado. When you split it open, the green color gradient is phenomenal.
The creative/artistic life can often feel isolating. What do you do to counteract that?
Meditation. This is kind of like the practice of isolation. I’ve gotten pretty good at solitude, but sometimes the beer garden at Cherry Street Pier is fun.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
I would hypnotize everyone to love each other because love is all we need.
What’s your personal mission or vision?
To continually raise my vibration through daily practices of self-love and affirmation. Thus, raising the vibrations of everyone I encounter to help change the trajectory of the human consciousness from fear-based living to a life of wholeness.
What was the most memorable response someone has had to your work?
“Dude, whoah, like, whoah, duuude.”
Is cereal soup? Why or why not?
Ha, no way. Oatmeal has a better argument.
Name three artists to whom you’d want to be compared. Why?
God, for being the greatest creator ever; Michael Jackson because of my dance moves; and Eddie Murphy because I’m a funny dude.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
Always wash your face, then wash your butt. Never wash your butt then wash your face. That’s hustling backward.
What’s the best piece of advice you have given?
Don’t listen to anyone’s advice. You have all the answers and deep down you always know which choice to make.
If someone asked to be your apprentice and learn all that you know, what would you teach them?
All that I know…and how to make vegan pancakes.