Artist of the Week: Kaiden Burkhart-White


Rayna Minix

Junior Kaiden Burkhart-White shares his most recent art project.

Rayna Minix, Entertainment Editor

As an aspiring tattoo artist and author of graphic novels, junior Kaiden Burkhart-White talks about his love of all things art.

GENESIS: How long have you been interested in art?

KAIDEN BURKHART-WHITE: “I’ve been drawing basically ever since I could.  It started with stick figures with eyelashes on the wall.”

G: What’s your favorite style of art?

KB: “My favorite art style is realism, or semi-realism, especially with distortion color-wise.”

G: What’s been your favorite art class at Memorial?

KB: “My favorite art class is the one I’m taking this year: AP 2-D Art. It gives a lot of artistic freedom.

G: What would you like to do later on in life?

KB: “Later on in life, I want to be a full time tattoo artist, but also draw for graphic novels I’m writing. I actually have a job at a tattoo shop set-up for my senior year before I head out to college (I hope to SAIC).”

G: Do you have one major thing that usually inspires your art?

KB: “I find that angst and raw emotions really helps inspire art.”

G: Is there anything else you’d like me to know?

KB: “I mainly focus on chalk pastel portraits right now.”