What’s your name?
So, what made you decide to intern with The LP? How does the internship relate to your studies?
I chose to intern here because I want to help communities around New York with art, while developing job skills for any career I have in the future.
Do you have your own creative practice? If so, tell us more!
I like to draw and enhance photos.
Can you tell us about an artist or project that has inspired you?
In my last year at the Junior scholars program in the Schomburg Center, my magazine group (which produces yearly magazines addressing the program) had the chance to make unusual books. Some of the books we made included pop-up books, and a book hidden inside an ostrich egg. I made a book with former pill capsules in a medicine bottle. After we were done, the librarian in charge of archives in the Schomburg library, archived our books.
What is your favorite… film? …album?
I don’t have a favorite film. There are too many films that I love. Same with albums as well.
I like Malaysian, Thai, and Italian food. I also like cheeseburgers, pizza, or things that involve cheese.
Where do you do your laundry?
My mom does laundry at this laundromat up Ralph Ave. near Rite Aid.
In your opinion, why does art matter?
Art is one of the best ways to express yourself. Art can tell a story and connect people. Art is subjective, so there’s no real right way to doing art.
Maat Silin is from Brooklyn, NY. She is a freshman at College of Staten Island. Her intended major is Communications: Digital Media and Design.
Maat is working with The LP through the Sadie Nash Leadership Project‘s Community Action Placement program.