FRANKLIN SINANAN

What is your name?

Franklin Roosevelt Sinanan

 

Who are you and what would you like to be?

I am an Artist, and I always have been.

 

Your motto.

Be free, and live by your own rules, and always make sure that you have your own identity.

 

Where are you from and where are you now?

I was born in Trinidad, near Saparia, was raised in Montreal, and Hamilton, Ontario, and I now live in Miami Beach;and now Oakland Park, but I feel like my soul has always been from someplace else.

 

Name a special day for you.

When I have money to shop, it makes me feel good or when I sell a painting, and can go buy a drink . . . I really don’t have a special day.

 

Where and when did your parents first meet?

Trinidad

 

Apart from creation, what other things do you like to do?

I like to entertain, cook, listen to music, and enjoy the countryside and nature. Oh, and I love to go out and socialize over a drink, as I “read” people . . . I’m psychic, you know.

 

What would you do if you weren’t scared?

Enjoy every day.

Open a nearby book and copy the first line you like.

Your conscience will not prevent sin – it exists to prevent you from enjoying it.

 

What would be the title of your memoir?

From Hell and Back: the Life of an Artist

 

What is the best present you've ever received?

My talent.

 

What is your present state of mind?

Unsettled.

 

Your most marked characteristic?

My personality.

 

Your age.

52

 

How would you describe your work and creative process?

I attack the work physically, emotionally and leave it in a pile and when I look at it later on, I still don’t know what it is. It’s like going into a trance. I don’t think about it, I just do it.

 

What is your favorite movie without naming it?

It’s about genocide in Africa.

 

A first time.

The first time I decided to come to the US alone to be an artist was very tough.

 

What advice would you tell your 15 or 23 year old self?

I haven’t grown up yet.

 

Where will you go for your next vacation?

A retreat in the jungle.

 

To what faults do you feel most indulgent?

Self-abuse, alcohol, not being as successful as I think I should be, working harder.

 

Your favorite artists, writers, musicians?

I have no favorites.

 

What is your best friend like?

My best friends are great . . . . supportive, encouraging, parental, someone I can depend on through good and bad times.

 

What natural gift would you most like to possess?

To have an even deeper connection to the psychic plane.

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FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT SINANAN

Mixed-Media Artist