Art is a representation of many things to many people, and the artist's journey is different for every artist. Jerome (aka the Groovy Vandal) found art at a young age. Early on he had to get resourceful to complete his wearable art pieces; then, he had to get tough, because let's face it. High schoolers with opinions are brutally honest, and they had no problem telling Jerome when his stuff sucked. But, they also had no problem telling him when his stuff was dope. It's the "dope" pieces that motivated Jerome to continue with art, and create a brand identity he continues to nurture and grow with today.