Michael was recently featured in Voyage Chicago.
“Today we’d like to introduce you to Michael Foster.
Michael, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
When I was in second grade, our classroom assignment was to draw our dreams for a school-wide contest. Most kids painted unicorns and butterflies. I painted a city at night, with some of the buildings on fire. I think I must have burnt through a black crayon in the process. Not that I was a morbid or angry kid, I just preferred night to day and found the organized chaos of a big city interesting. Strangely enough, I won second place. That night at the art show, there was a large group gathered around my drawing, everyone debating on the amount of therapy I needed. Once we got back home, my mother complained about how rude and ignorant everyone was, and how everyone relentlessly trashed my art. My father turned towards me and said something along the lines of, “You got talent, kid.”