“Take responsibility for everything you have created in this reality.” — Brent Allen Spears, aka ‘Shrine’

How it Works:

1: Listen to the Artist Interview.

2: Pause and play as you go, pull quotes that resonate with your story into your journal.

3: Journal 15-60 minutes without interruption.

Brent Allen Spears

The Love Story behind Shrine

About Shrine

“Take responsibility for everything you have created in this reality.” — Shrine

Brent Allen Spears, also known by Shrine, is an installation artist, painter, and muralist who has created over sixty art installations all over the world and fifty murals all over Los Angeles. He is an active artist of the festival scene as well as an Artivist–creating murals for inner city schools and creating art workshops for a school for autistic students in Africa.

Shrine shares his struggles with depression as a teenager and reveals how after surviving his near death experience, he appreciates the love and support of his grandmothers who had encouraged him to see himself as an artist and this has propelled him to redefine what is traditionally considered ugly, broken, and trashed by creating beautiful art from it.


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Producer: Mingjie Zhai

Associate Producer: Nancy Yeang

Interviewers: Chas Stieglar and Mingjie Zhai

Editors: Hsiao Wen Chu and Mingjie Zhai

Videographers: Jim Francesco, Mingjie Zhai, and Fareeth John

Photographers: Jim Francesco and Nancy Yeang


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