AT: Although you are now based in Miami, you are originally from Venezuela, but have also lived in a variety of other places around the world. How have these various experiences shaped you as a young artist?
LM: For me, experiencing different cultures has not only opened my mind and heart to a higher acceptance, but it has also given me the courage and thirst to explore the unknown of the things that make me happy. I have always been shy and introverted with my art, and even though I still have more to grow, I have given three big steps of courage towards the exploration of my artwork. Starting with allowing others into my Little Room (the name I gave my studio) through Instagram, deciding to sell my work, and finally submitting my work to exhibits I'm passionate about like the Radical Resistance to Xenophobia exhibit. It is through this exposure to various cultures that I understand my uniqueness and appreciate the uniqueness in others. This understanding fuels me with courage to continue to unravel the layers that make me who I am.
AT: I love your artist pseudonym, LiminalMe, can you explain how this name works and where it originated from?
LM: The word 'liminal' describes an interstitial or in-between stage, which I first used to describe the concept of my thesis project for my architecture studies. The heavily research-based design for my structure was focused on creating spaces that catered to the diverse cultures and lifestyles that exist in Miami. In many ways, it is a preservation of the essence that gives a place soul with the flexibility to incorporate the dynamism of the ephemeral now. When I decided to let others into my Little Room through Instagram, I used the pseudonym LiminalMe because it describes me, a unique blend of cultures that evokes within me a dialect of dichotomies and an analytical perspective to living.