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Question 5: How has your artistic practice or approach developed over the years?
Let’s say that as far as an approach is concerned, I always like to set myself in the present. But in terms of what I’ve done in the last couple of years and where I am headed in the next couple of years. So let’s say, there’s the time factor that comes into the picture. I don’t like to start a piece, work on one, leave it there; then to get another one going, and to leave it there; get a third one going and leave it there. There’s an element of complexity involved because you can pick some pieces out of the bunch and say: These, well they’re done. For other pieces, this can go on for weeks, months, years even. Let’s say that I, like to get myself in a situation where I can go and fetch some items and, on the spot, make a piece. So, this is somewhat the answer. In terms of evolution, let’s say that I’ve wanted to try different techniques; we do this as we go along, as it becomes possible. Because, you know, creating art requires some organization of your time, your space and stuff. Even then we are at the mercy of those elements. It’s a matter of trying, as an artist, to secure some time or to secure some materials or certain elements that contribute to my approach. So, to me, that’s the very thing I continually try to do in terms of approach. But it’s hard for me to say I do this, this, this, in terms of the question that a person is asking me. I mainly rely on the visual instinct of the onlooker to figure out the approach that was taken. My work has often been called a work of process, so the process side of the piece is probably obvious. If one wants to see a connection between process and approach, it’s not the same level, it’s not synonymous. Though, there are similarities. So, maybe then I rely on the onlooker to discover that.