I am careful not to do something different for the sake of doing something different. I am however, curious about where this creative process takes me (not unlike driving around in a new neighborhood). Is it easier to make simpler pieces rather then complex ones? Are bigger pieces more gratifying than smaller works? Are silver tones possible or does silver destroy the timelessness that the warm gold tones convey? (No, sometimes, and yes). I am surprised that I never seem to run out of ideas, places to go,… or questions.

As I have stated before, I really have a problem with art having to be “new” or “novel”. On the other hand, art that is unique, really inspires me. I would assume that to some this is but a semantic argument but there is something to be said for having a voice that is clear. We are all unique but some are better able to express this then others. When an artist clearly expresses themselves I get a kind of “reference point”. This helps me see the world around me. To be able to say “I never thought of that before” or “that inspires me”, is a gift that another person can give me.

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