Kent Murnen portrait with construction and finish images
"If i am not creating, I am not alive"....   The son of a water-colorist mother, and a builder father, drawing and creating have been ingrained in Kent from a very early age.   He was barely three when he insisted he learn to sign his own name to his drawings / creations, and before even starting school he was asking his father for tools and fixing things on his own accord.  By eighth grade he remodeled his backyard fort several times, then orchestrated and built a skateboard half-pipe attached to it.  High school brought about more explorations, from learning airbrushing for artworks and clothing, taking part in, and doing very well in, architectural design competitions, and of course more renovations, to not only his bedroom, but converting portions of the basement to function together as a pseudo apartment.  
Always eager for the next creative endeavor, figuring out how he can improve upon things, or just a simple desire to turn bland into amazing, Kent has never really walked the conventional path towards anything.   After high school, instead of plunging immediately into earning his architectural degree from Miami university, Kent took some time to work in his father's remodeling business.  This additional real world, hands-on experience expounded on his natural understanding of the built environment, helped him to understand what it takes to bring an idea into reality, and shaped his ability to understand design as a tangible object, with real world implications that are essential to any endeavor, especially a successful one.
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