Art with an Agenda

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Art is about communication. It may be about communicating thoughts or feelings, but ultimately it is about communication.

The difficulty of transmitting an idea or feeling from one being to another is highly underrated. It could be argued that it is impossible.

Yet communication is critical for this discontiguous organism called humanity. Without it we would not be human.

That is why I keep searching for new ways to communicate. I focus on what I believe are fundamental yet critical ideas and feelings that we as humans have a hard time communicating. My objective is to stimulate feeling, thinking and communication about feelings and thoughts we are unaware of or find difficult to communicate. It is expected that a greater realization of our shared humanity will come from this increased communication.

For most of my career I have used mostly words to communicate ideas. Having discovered that humans are feeling beings that think rather than thinking beings that feel, I have begun to explore colors, forms, symbols and sound as tools to augment or replace words to communicate feelings and ideas.

In addition to literary arts, I currently work in live performance, musical composition, photography, 3D digital painting and animation, microbial fiber and ceramics.