I’ve made a great deal of really beautiful work, that I show in galleries. The making of this work brings me a great deal of joy. I am happy when a piece sells because someone is going to enjoy it; but really I make art for myself. Usually I investigate questions of how color and light influence each other and how I can manipulate one of those elements to influence and change the other. I’m not sure if it is because I am a recovering Catholic, or a modern day Californian, but at the end of a studio day I’m often seriously conflicted: I’ve got a feeling of bliss with undertones of guilt because my studio practice is a very selfish, expensive and self indulgent process.
Other times I am in a mood to express things that are really bothering me. Generally I use clothing and performance work to express my political views. Art is after all a very expressive form of communication.