01/23/12 - 8:11am
Art used to be just another fun thing for Joel Isaak to do when he had free time. Now, it is a part of who he is. He’s used it as a way to process his experiences.
“It’s a way that I’ve coped as a kid with things that were happening to me, positive or negative,” Isaak said. “There is a lot of positive things that I represent in my story, too.”
Isaak is 23, grew up in Soldotna, belongs to the Kenaitze Indian Tribe and is a senior at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
He discourages labels; there is no one thing that defines him.