What drives your vision as a paper artist?
Every subject requires problem solving, so many drawings are required to establish the planes and form. I find this challenge to be very satisfying. Creating an illusion of depth in low relief is very satisfying as well.
I never tire of the quest to tackle yet another difficult subject, not knowing where the specific challenges will lie. Every piece demands my full attention, and as my work has become better known and is shown alongside masterworks of international artists, my purpose has been elevated to earn that display place beside my mentors.
As for a vision statement, I suppose an artist friend put it best a few years ago when he mentioned how well delicate sheets of paper and my technique were suited to my choice of subjects and my love of nature.
Then there’s always that eagerness to act on inspiration. I can’t resist a pile of sand or mound of snow. Or a sheet of paper. What can I make that into? Let’s see …