Artist Manifesto; concerning process & failure. The whole process of making pictures like this is so deeply connected with failure

 
 

With that in mind there are some pieces for which you go to great lengths to create; that, just don't work in the end, and will never be seen; exiled to the cutting room floor.

Some people ask why I work so obsessively; the answer for me is simple... I know that If I do not make these works, I am certain that nobody else will. This alone compels me to move forward with next the piece, to go on regardless of what those around me say; peers or otherwise.

For me it is a relentless drive that I have absolutely no control over.

image from Dark Vat, Siberia.  'EXIT crucifixion' studio installation inspired by the death of British - American  artist & friend Nancy Fouts.

image from Dark Vat, Siberia.  'EXIT crucifixion' studio installation inspired by the death of British - American  artist & friend Nancy Fouts.