"What about a new artist's statement?" Six words I dread. I'm simplistic when it comes to art. I am not particularly instrospective, philosophical or palaverous. Less is more. But here are some things I think. I believe everyone has a talent - singing, mathematics or canning vegetables (the really great ones that you see at the fair). Art is a talent I was born with and it comes naturally to me. But the really great part - the part that hooks me is not the ability to makie a chair look like a chair, but the experience of the creating process. I am in love with it. With art there are times when you are just fired up, you're moving - more instinct than thought. It's goose bump making time. You have a problem building a mold. You can't quite figure how you're going to work this out. Then you get hit with 3 a.m. lighting. Eureka! Archimedes knows. The creative process is working. Those are the times that bring you back you for more. I feel fortunate to be able to have these experiences and practice the craft. I am a lucky man. That's it in a nutshell. By the way, I think writers should start painting their own book covers.