A TEEN’S TAKE: Marvin Bryant Jr. on inspiration

“I take my emotions and my imagination and put it on paper. As a 15-year-old self-taught artist, I let my imagination do what it does. When I paint a picture or write a screenplay, I never rush creativity. Creativity should come naturally to the mind. The human imagination is truly a fragile gift from God, and should never be unused. I believe one should always dream, always create and always imagine something that your heart, mind and soul will be pleased with. Take your creativity beyond the stars!”

Age: 15

School: Lee High Magnet School, junior

Parents: Jackie and Marvin Bryant Sr.

FAVORITES:

Book: “Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence” by Dr. Ben Carson

TV show: “The Big Bang Theory”

Movie: “Iron Man 1, 2 and 3”

Music: Pop

Hangout: “My home.”

Role model: “My father.”

Extra: Marvin Bryant Jr., who has been attending Southern University Laboratory School, has been drawing and painting since the age of 8 and had his first art show in May at the East Baton Rouge Parish Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch Library. He enjoys traveling, painting, making his own music, writing screenplays and stories. He is a youth volunteer at the Teen Court Volunteer Program of Greater Baton Rouge and the Student Volunteer Program at Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center. “I
plan to pursue a career as a film writer, director and producer.”

William Taylor

Assistant People editor