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As long as the technology is used as a tool and not a crutch for our own creative process - I have no doubt that it will lead to positive outcomes. What inspires you? When I was first starting out I read that the famous artist Chuck Close had said, “inspiration is for amateurs� and he was correct in my case as I was struggling for ideas of what to make and what to explore through my art. Over the years, I have been inspired by so many things - objects,

art, science, and people including the artists that have come before me. But - primarily it is the human condition and our relationship to the natural world that moves me. Now, after many years of working, I find that I have no shortage of inspiration - only a shortage of time! What advice would you give to a young artist today? The advice I would give to anyone in any field of endeavor is to be fully engaged and present. As

there are so many talented people making art it is important to realize that there is no competition with anyone but yourself. Perseverance and dedication are key as your work will always find an audience over time so keep making art and keep pushing for it to be seen by as many people as possible. Today there are numerous ways both through representation and independently to present your work and opportunities to sell. An artist can now create a model to accomplish this in a way that fits their specific needs.

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