Artist's StatementExpressive and gestural are the works that I create,Formed with a lofty vision and a careful handColor and value seek each other as lost loversTexture is their favorite child.What the hell am I writing about?The purpose is the experience, not the productWhat do they want from me?I can't be the perfect artist I'm supposed to be!I put my hands into images. I stir them up.I am not unique. Everything has been done before.What is the point of doing it all over again?What are my influences? Can I make them my own?Art History: Da Vinci is a lot like me. Absolutely brilliantcouldn't get his ass together and do the work.I've always admired the Renaissance artists, butso has everybody else. I'm a cookie-cutter artist.What good is an artist who is a carbon copy of everyother idiot to walk the earth? I am the antithesis of an artist.