Research / Intuition / Patience As an artist I am an observer – maker. Sometimes I begin with a concept, an idea. Sometimes I begin with an object, found, bought, or received. Sometimes I begin with a word, a phrase, a recollection, or a story. Wherever one begins – the idea, the object, or words – they find their place in the work. It is imperative that as a practicing artist, I am in constant research mode, I am always reading, looking, observing. Another critical aspect is to cultivate your intuition. How do you grow your process? You must be in a constant state of making. The third, perhaps the most important is patience.
I attempt to make work that can engage and seduce, to report, to explicate. Making work that engages the viewer on multiple levels is critical to me. I am interested in making metaphors. I admire the elegance of haiku, however I am drawn to opera. If it were possible the synthesis of haiku and opera is the work I aspire to make.