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From Zero to Hero; Daniel Mazzone

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Daniel Mazzone is a famed artist from Canada who became homeless at the age of 15 and has used that to help influence and turn himself into the artist he is today. These days, his art pieces have gained global fame with celebrities and notable figures all wanting to hang his art in their homes. Daniel also uses his art to help raise funds for various charities around the world.

Accomplishments over the years:

According to Daniel Mazzone, it is difficult to measure how successful he is. He says he has come a long way in his art but somehow he is never satisfied. He always thinks that there are a few flaws and he wants things to be perfect, while always working towards more challenging artworks. With that said, Daniel mentions that he gets to do something he loves each and every morning, and so this in itself is what he calls success.  He feels that success is measured by the ability to be present, set goals and live with purpose and truth.

Uniqueness about art:

Daniel Mazzone’s artwork is unique because it really doesn’t look like anyone else’s. He loves to portray a story or message through his pieces of art.

Overcoming tragedies:

One of the biggest tragedies in Daniel Mazzone’s life is that he lived on the streets, being homeless. It is not easy to survive, let alone get yourself off the street to change your life. He says he doesn’t regret a moment of it though. It changed his life for the better. He appreciates the world and the people in it in a different, more beautiful way these days.

Goals for the future:

Daniel Mazzone’s main goal is to be in museums all around the world.

Words of wisdom:

According to him:

“Look forward to keep going. Never give up!”

Making the world a better place today:

He loves to donate more and more each year to different charities. Most recently he made a piece to be auctioned off with PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). He also helps out many charities for children as well in and around his hometown of Toronto, Canada. As Daniel says proudly, “Children are our future!”

Article by Born Realist

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