My artworks concern themselves with what is happening/how I feel at the moment I make them. I never measure myself against other people; I don’t equate talent with success, it’s far more complicated than that; it was even before internet and self promotion and networking. I never question the point of making work; it’s always worth it.
I am not one of those people who think ‘there is only one life so create a bucket list of things you must achieve,’ but I believe in trying to live with integrity and enjoyment, to not harm other people, to help if I have the energy, and not out of self interest; I hate when people do stuff ‘for other people,’ but won’t admit they are expecting something in return. Life is about growing to me, getting things right and wrong; not knowing which just happened. Further down the line, stuff makes sense. You can’t go back, and why would you? For me, making art puts good things into the world, to counteract the bad things I can’t control.