So with the origin of PAQ, there's me, and my fellow friends. I had a game plan. My game plan was I needed a platform to put out some artwork, even though I knew I had no artworks properly at that time, I said I know I want to be an artist and I’m going to want a platform. In this day and age, I look at social media, I look at the world and I'm like, artists can't just build up a platform just off the art alone because it's a very slow process and I was like, I also I love fashion. I know it sounds so generic, but I really do love fashion, art and music. So I thought, ‘how do I do all of this?’ And I was like, okay, cool well, I'll let God figure it out. All I can do is just be an artist for now. That's within my grasp.
So then we got reached out to come on board with this company and make a TV show, but they had no idea what show they wanted to make so, they put two of my other friends in a focus group, and then put me and my other friends in a focus group. We were all going back and forth with ideas, and I thought well I’m in Uni right now and I'm buying all these expensive clothes for cheap money, because I'm going to vintage shops because my mum used to take me to vintage shops growing up. So when we came out of the focus groups everyone had their ideas and, I said, Listen, I think we should do a TV show about fashion, because right now fashion is becoming of interest and I genuinely feel like no one is doing that so why don't we just do something where we just have a low budget and we have to make the best outfit possible. Then that's when the first episode Fire Fits for 50 Quid came about. So, I gave the concept and then Dex came up with the name and we just pushed that forward. Then obviously the two others contributed more ideas and then we made it what it was.
So for me, I was navigating my own storyline. I think with fashion, what I was doing was always demonstrating to people that I'm an artist. Even if people don't want to follow the journey anymore because the show's not as active or whatever, that's completely fine. But I know it's better for me to showcase my work to 200,000+ people and then have those people choose to leave or stay than to none at all. I think what it also demonstrates to me is that hard work doesn't go unnoticed, because I don't drop paintings by the numbers. In the last two years, I've only done 13, but these with these 13 paintings and poems I've really connected with people.