1) The thought of quitting rides tandem with the fear of failing to articulate my ideas clearly to others. And in thinking about quitting, I feel a liberation - because the option of quitting is there. At that moment, I know that what I make doesn’t have to be on display, and this practice is for my own articulation - this is first and foremost a way to think out loud and connect with myself, and it has always been that. So then the work reaches a more honest space, and the articulation follows.
2) If I were not an artist, I would want to work in hospitality, build a restaurant. It’s a way to create an experience that others literally consume, and tend to feel a sense of ownership of the space as a patron. Restaurants foster camaraderie and conversation, interaction. I would love to create spaces for these things to happen while supporting sustainable food production, musicians, artists....