In the final months of 2016, before the first Celebration event was announced, myself and two friends decided we wanted to make the trip to Minneapolis and visit Paisley Park. Sadly one of my friends passed away before we could travel, which made the whole journey even more emotional.
While in Minneapolis, I was encouraged to take part in an online fan art contest. My work was personally selected by Steve Parke, which made me one of the five lucky winners.
Needless to say all this motivated me to continue making this kind of work.