The reason why I choose to make art is simply because it's how I prefer to spend my time. I believe we are given two true tenders, not money or gold. But time and respect are the highest forms of currency in our universe, and for me I choose to spend my time in the mist of my imagination and turning what I imagine into reality. This is the investment I make, that brings me the highest dividends.
When I create, I am in complete control of the outcome, ever stroke, every tint, tone and shade is mine, and I own it. I know when I have created something of a spectacle because the finished product is twice as good as the way I imagined it. And the product in my imagination is half as good as when it comes into contact with my hands and my eyes. I feel that if I cannot do what I imagine, then I have wasted my greatest resource.
I begin a piece by saying to myself:
“There is a void here, a space that is subject to my mind, and now I am blessed with the task of filling this void of emptiness, and turn nothing into something”
And then I get busy. I set out to express a piece of my soul and character on the canvas or what ever median for everyone to see. I want the viewer to feel- after seeing my piece- that they know me intimately and at the same time they will never truly understand me. When I am in my creative state of mind, I have two objectives, the first is to reflect myself onto the work, my personality, my imagination, my desires, my emotions, my insecurities, my ambitions, my dreams, my essence onto my median. The second is to do it as fast as I can so I can start the process over again.