I feel the main function of the artist should be that of a channel, from which creativity can flow into this world. There are stages to the creative process which involve mental conceptualization and technical problem solving but, I feel like something artistically pure is happening when I'm not really doing the art but the art is just happening through me. I think the peak of being an artist comes when one really isn't the artist at all, but is more of an openness, an opening for something of beauty to pour into this world through. My main goal while making art is to, for the most part stay out of the way mentally and let the creative force do what it does best, create. In this way the art becomes meaningful, the actual subject matter is secondary, the energy put into the art is primary. The energy put into the art is the energy that flows back out and into the observer. So for the sake of producing art of true beauty and value that brings joy to the viewer I will try to keep my frustrations and bad attitudes out of the picture so that I may bring forth works imbued with something that some might call "sacred," or at least "cool."