Here’s my artist statement from the alumni show at the Living/Learning Gallery at the University of Vermont. L/L is an experimental dorm, broken down into “suites” (a few bedrooms connected by a common room), each suite based on a different topic of interest.
Fall 1986 to Spring 1989
I lived on campus all four years, and three of those were in L&L. The place and the friends I met there were a huge influence on my artistic life. We drew comics together, we made music together, squished clay together, cut each others hair, invented new dances, new catch-phrases, new ways of thinking. It was a crazy free-for-all of creative energy. (And some destructive energy too, of course. We did LOVE to smash things and set things on fire.) I think that still informs how I work today. My opinion is… live a creative LIFE, and the work will follow. Today my kids wanted peanut butter & jelly sandwiches. So we picked grapes and made the jelly ourselves, and we didn’t even follow a damn recipe.