I am often asked, “how do you do your art. I mean, how do you even know where to begin?” Artists develop their skills just like other professionals: we take a grain of creative ability, something we all have a little of, work at it for long periods of time, and slowly make progress. I place a current work next to an older one in order to gauge the progress for myself. The older work is lose, somewhat cumbersome, and clearly from an earlier stage in my career. But it represents a time when I was experimental, not afraid to try new ideas. It is important for me to remind myself of this approach.

I will have work from many periods in my career on display at the Open Studio. Will you be able to tell those from an earlier time in my career from the newer works?

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