What single thought impacts the decisions you make as an artist?
Well, be true to your vision.
My work is a reflection of who I am, how I am in the world, what I do and think about. When I found myself spending more time on hiking trails, or paths through parks, or the most treed city streets to walk and cycle through, my work shifted to include these places… I was thinking a lot about how we have changed the way we live more quickly than we can evolve… and I thought about how we can make conscious effort to change some of those things that have a negative impact… so I chose to be in nature more, to walk more.
Artists play a role in society by processing what life is like in the current moment and creating work from it. To quote Marshall McLuhan
I think of art, at its most significant, as a DEW line, a Distant Early Warning system that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it.
If you could pick a work of art to live with, what would it be?
Something by Frans Hals. A Sargent portrait. Guston’s Oasis. A Chamberlin sculpture. A tiny Alex Katz collage. A Diebenkorn ink drawing. But in the end, any Morandi still life. Hands-down.