In the NOW, provocative in a decorous way, optimistic—these terms characterize me as an Artist. I believe art and its ability to elevate people are what inspire me every day. As artists, we stand on the shoulders of our predecessors. Thus capturing the moment of today while embracing the past, we as practicing artists are as in tune with the activity of those who push the envelope to the maximum of what is defined as art. On some level, art is life - my life.