How does residing in this region contribute to your artistic practice?
I’m able to pursue my work and realize concepts without the hindrance of excessive congestion or sensory overload. I can work at my own pace and I also have easy access to New York without having to live there exclusively.
If you could live with only one piece of art, what would it be?
I would live with a blank canvas. Nothing is more powerful to me than the idea of wonder and possibility, which a blank canvas represents. Once a work has been established and fixed, vulnerability sets in.
What do you miss most from your childhood?
I miss the idea of true innocence, when one could embark on a journey without a clear destination—without fear or concern. I also miss a time when there was more tolerance and cooperation between the various art fields. There was far more risk taking, experimentation, and fearless attempts to create new and innovative works. I feel that artists, as a whole, are more cautious these days in their efforts, so as to not offend.
What could you imagine doing if you didn’t do what you do?
Initially, I aspired to be an architect. Many of those leanings have found their way into my work.