This video clip explains why.
I love the idea that art is a story. We all
have a web of connections and experiences
that bring meaning to the art we see.
Sometimes the connection is in a color
scheme, a particular view, or a tiny detail.
Someone's response to art is innately personal and the story it tells may be different from one to another. There is something very satisfying about creating artwork that brings people to tears or laughter, or on very special occasions, both. When people view my work I want them to connect, perhaps to think of a time they stood looking up at the trunk of a grand old tree or patted the soft nose of their own goofy dog. I want to make art that makes people happy. I certainly wouldn't be happy without it.