Ariel Cruz, Worcester Member Since February 2011 Artist Statement Born in San Cristobal D.R. Ariel lived with his grandmother, 2 uncles and 5 aunts. While his mother worked in the U.S to better her son's future. At the age of 10 Ariel, his mother and older brother arrived in Florida in 1992. Struggling through the years moving from state to state, town to town, school to school, it was not until 1996 when got to Lawrence, MA and settled down. There he saw his brother drawing and said to himself "hey, I think I can do that" and from then on he never stopped drawing.