A Few Thoughts...

In my art-making practice, I often set out goals or tasks for myself; especially if I am in a rut or have run out of steam in one project and need a nudge into another, new project. I re-use much of my own previous work (appropriating myself in a sort of pluralistic manifesto) to stimulate a dialogue of curiosity and discovery.  Irony and humor are important to me in my life and my work.  I am always asking myself "what happens if I try this?  or do this?" The goal is to surprise myself.  If I am not surprised, intrigued or interested then neither will be the viewer.  It takes alot for art to whisper loudly. I also struggle with periods of non-productivity, thus I have incorporated random drawing methods and chance decision making into my practice to get projects started in new and unexpected ways.