I have been an artist since I was small. Like a lot of others, I was discouraged from believing in my art, or in any art for that matter. Years of artistic recovery followed, and now I know that art is necessary to the human heart and spirit. At least it is to mine.

I think about: art emerges from the subconscious, within a place, and a time, and a social context, and so becomes representative of the zeitgeist. I think about that quite a bit.

I have learned that art is a practice, and like any practice it is the artists responsibility to do the work, even when it isn’t fun or particularly successful.