Fireside with Pop-artist Anthony Banayat

Ben and J-Bird sit down with Phoenix pop-artist Anthony Banayat to discuss his journey from commercial graphic designer to freelance painter and sculptor.

They also discuss the degree to which social media extremes (attitudes on race, gender, politics and religion) effect the artists freedom of self-expression.

How much do we self-censor our creative work in response to mob mentality? What are the best ways to have a voice amid today’s volatile landscape? What is the future of artistic expression?

If you’re a writer, director, actor, musician, sculptor or painter, this podcast is a helpful portrait on how to handle the “thought police” and navigate your artistic career at any age.

Podcast image courtesy of Anthony Banayat

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