This is my 100th work of the year.
There was a clear point in my young life in which I had to choose between graphics, photography and visual arts or writing, journalism and sociology. I went with the latter. Here's why. Richard Nixon.
Perhaps more accurately, Woodstein. Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein changed the world by doggedly pursuing Watergate. I wanted to change the world. The visual arts seemed so easy. How could I change the world doing something so easy.
And so the visual arts became a hobby. But it was always there. Sometimes photography was actually part of the job. Through journalism, community and economic development (and there I first heard the term "damn sociologist) and adult education, I could always go home at night and turn to my art, or go out to capture photographs on the weekend. Peace Corps was just one big photo opportunity for me.
One day it occurred to me to really put the hammer down - treat art like a second job. Stop watching TV so much and sit down at the computer every night, every weekend, and create art. For the past 8 years I have never failed to produced less than 100 works a year; two or three new works a week. Through sickness and health. Change people by giving them a different vision.
How do you think it's going so far?
All my life I have had to learn to do things differently. To see the world differently.