what i want to do:
I want to make art. I want to get paid for art work, because I believe art is work and is valuable, despite its perceived value currently/culturally residing along a crazy continuum between Saatchi & Sotheby's and art-for-free. As a multiplicitous creative type whose methods of expression vary from day to day, from dreamscape paintings to jewelry making to graphic design, I want to build an art practice that supports such a diversity of medium and delivery (and hence clientele). I want to make accessible art that is nonetheless valued according to the time, effort and education that I bring to the making of it. I take extreme satisfaction in the composition of aesthetically intriguing and whimsically insightful solutions to visual issues, and want to become more adept at positioning myself as a provider of such solutions, whether the problem is one of layout design or a desire for something pretty on a child's wall.
I make art to give form to ideas, to externalize imaginary worlds and to expand the edges of the visible world. If this is a gift, and I believe - most of the time - that it is, then what I want is to connect with the people that require or desire my skills, and develop strategies for mutually profitable exchange.