The need or desire to create art seems much like any other obsession. The world is seen and experienced from the perspective of that passion and directs the artist’s response in kind. My reaction is to develop strong emotional ties to my subject matter and obtain genuine joy in executing the work inspired by it. That is what I hope becomes apparent when each work is completed, and if a viewer makes that connection, then I have been successful. If that person finds something more in a piece of my work, then I am honored by their contribution.