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Dez’Mon Omega Fair: Navigating life through art

By Vicki Hillhouse

Dez’Mon Omega Fair has learned to find harmony in creative mistakes.

Immersed in his own world of color and movement when he paints, he finds problems sometimes present themselves in unexpected ways.

“Make a mistake and figure out how to navigate that mistake,” he says. “I think it just kind of creates this internal power. There’s nothing you can really do. You can only suggest, you can only really navigate life as it comes to you. And that’s why I love visual art so much.”

Art as a tool to navigate life has also been a focus of some of Fair’s art lessons that integrate social emotional learning for young people.

Originally from South Carolina, Fair studied at The Savannah College of Art and Design and worked in fashion in New York before returning to a passion for visual arts. A teaching artist, he also “dabbles” in installation work, poetry, performance and body painting.

“I can’t escape the fact that I need to create something,” he says.

Watch a video to learn more about Dez’Monclick here!