In my experience, it’s always been creative exploration—and the related process—that makes the work meaningful.  I’m tempted to go even further and say that search and discovery
is the whole point.

When it comes to the matter of style, I think it’s wise not to sign an exclusive contract.
Of course artists have preferences and personal languages; it’s natural and unavoidable.
But when “style” becomes a default response, nothing new can develop—possibilities begin
to disappear.  I’d much rather know that all options are open.

I don’t regard any of my artwork as a “representation” of anything; and this is true even
of those pieces that appear to be unquestionably representational.  Rather, they seem like findings in an ongoing investigation or agreements in an ongoing debate—partly discovered and partly negotiated.  Each piece is like a small, open-ended adventure with a partner,
the ending both a collaboration and a surprise.

Picasso once said:
If you know exactly what you’re going to do, then what’s the point of doing it?

Now that’s what I’m talking about.

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