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Question 20: In reflecting on your overall production, what are your thoughts on your work as an artist?


When I look at everything that I’ve made, the first thing that strikes me is a hell of a lot of variety. Since I work in a lot of materials it looks quite a bit disjointed. When I reflect on it, the first thing that comes to mind is just all the possibilities that I haven’t touched on, all the potential works that remain yet to be done, all the little avenues that every other work I’ve done has opened up that I haven’t had the opportunity yet to explore. I’m at the point now where I’ve got a big enough body of work, it’s been fun to start to revisit some more ideas, ideas that I didn’t feel quite confident enough to complete at the time. Whenever I make a work, too, I’m fairly instinctive when I do the work. I usually get an idea and I’m not quite sure where it’s come from or where it’s leading to. I know I like it and that’s the most important factor. But after I’ve lived with the work for a number of years then it becomes a little clearer as to what was happening. So it’s nice to go back to something like that and with a clear understanding of what it was I was intending, trying to do, and re-explore some ideas. But there’s a whole world to explore so usually when I look at what I’ve done so far, what I see is just everything that’s still possible to do.