As some artists explore light, color, texture, form etc., I choose to delve into emotion. Not all human feelings are as simple as being happy or sad. Many art buyers limit themselves with their main motivation being home decoration. Thusly they purchase positive, pretty and/or “safe” pieces to accomplish this oft mundane task. My art seldom fills that role - not much here to match the sofa. My hope is that art can acknowledge not only the taste, feelings and visions of the artist but of the patron as well. I find music an interesting analogy - we listen to a wide variety of music that can be happy, sad, beautiful, political, edgy, dance-able, inspiring, soothing, rough, thought provoking, spiritual and yes, emotional. We cherish music that “speaks” to us in a way that we can relate to personally on a deep level. I believe visual art can offer the viewer or owner similar experiences. I prefer to pose more questions than offer answers. The dream is to create art that is at once beautiful and disturbing or comfortable and challenging or maybe haunting and inspiring. These self imposed high aspirations for my art are achieved only if they reach beyond idiosyncratic perspective and move into the hopeful realm of changing the world; perhaps even our collective consciousness in a small way.