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Today we’d like to introduce you to Selina Moon.

Selina, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
My earliest memories revolve around music & singing and I feel so lucky for that. I remember performing for the first time around the age of five at a karaoke bar in my hometown. It was called Uptown Saloon or something like that and I sang Blue by Leann Rimes. My dream has always been to be a professional singer and it’s amazing to reflect back on how my little three-year-old mind shaped the rest of my life.

There’s been so many factors throughout the years that have shaped my artistry. One of the most influential is the movie Sister Act 2. I probably saw this movie for the first time when I was around six or seven and I fell in love and complete obsession with Lauryn Hill’s voice. I can’t tell you how many times I sang ‘Eye on the Sparrow’ trying to match every curve of her vibrato and effortlessly glide through every run. This is how I trained my voice.

My songwriting came to be in high school after turning one of my poems into a song with a dear friend at the time, Paolo Apuli. He wrote a guitar part and we performed the song together at a school talent show. I was hooked from that moment on and picked up one of my Dad’s old guitars the next day to start teaching myself. I think the first song I learned was I’m Yours by Jason Mraz. It felt really natural and I started writing my own music on guitar within days of picking it up. I’ve always been really sensitive and writing music finally gave me a place to put my feelings & express myself fully.

My overall artistry & lifestyle has been inspired by the house I grew up in. There was coyote skulls and rain dance sticks, Native American pottery & drums, there was books on Wiccan and crystals scattered around. I had a garden when I was young and I was always running in little moccasins collecting feathers. My mom always adorned me in lots of jewelry and fringe clothing & she taught me how to use a loom when I was young. It’s surreal to think of how much everything in my life adds up to exactly who I am now!

We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I am a singer-songwriter & jewelry artist. Music has been and will always be my first love & passion but I truly love working with my hands and holding my final jewelry creations as well.

I recently finished recording a new album with an amazing team of musicians at Haus Music Production in Studio City, CA. I’m SO very proud of this project titled, Artistry. It’s a six song journey of finding myself and my path after completely uprooting my life once again to move to Los Angeles. I said goodbye to a relationship, a cabin in the woods, a community, & my garden. This album plays homage to that journey while focusing on the overall vision of Artistry and the title track of the song that I wrote while living tucked away in the woods.

To be simple, my jewelry designs are inspired by culture & creating meaningful pieces that bring the wearer a sense of pride and/or purpose. I am part Armenian and am really inspired by my ancestry as well as nomads and ancient artistry. The list goes on as far as my inspirations and as my skills develop and my artistry evolves, I look forward to focusing on my inspirations to create small one of a kind collections that tell a story.

What do you know now that you wished you had learned earlier?
Don’t let anyone else’s projections take away from your power and your truth. For years, I cowered under everyone else’s opinions on what I was capable of & this has been the most destructive pattern of my journey. Stand in your light and be truthful to who you are!

Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
You can visit my website to pre-order a 12″ vinyl copy of my new project, “Artistry”. You can also just stream the project and pay what you want for a digital copy. Every little bit helps me continue to put music out into the world. There’s a link for my jewelry store through there as well & following me on Instagram is a good way to keep up to date with my shows!

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Trevor Bourget

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