“Art is so powerful, so seductive, so informing that it can capture the souls of the people who embrace it.”

For me, art has always been about the doing and the color. The exploration is what’s important, which is why the use of my hands and especially the use of my mind have always been a focus for me. My art also follows the art of history. . . so history becomes one parent, I become the other, and together we create something new from that which came before. When history and I work in harmony, we bring forth joy and beauty. When we are not in harmony, creating is much more difficult. Sometimes I think of divorce but quitting is never an option because the joy of creation far exceeds the pain of failure.