I am absolutely thrilled to share this with you.
Below is a video interview given by Moshe Mikanovsky asking me about what I do, why and how. Not easy to answer, but a lot of fun and a great opportunity.
After giving the interview, I was thinking a lot about one of his questions: "What is success?" Good question!
While I stick by my answer given in the interview, I wanted to elaborate, as it is one of the most important questions an artist can ask themselves.
Success doesn't always have to look like loads of money (although that would be awesome too!), but it's something, an experience that we have of ourselves in relation to our work; a confidence or knowing that I have conveyed what I set out to communicate. And it's compltely personal. One of the hardest parts about answering the question "what is success" is to honestly listen to my voice alone and to not be influenced by other opinions or standards.
One of my ultimate goals is to really move, touch and inspire people with my work; to create paintings that unite us in our common experience of being human visually. A painting can inspire and evoke the entire range of human emotions and leave the viewer more in touch with what it means to be human. It can also express more profoundly what we aren't always able to say with words (well, only because I'm not a poet..)
Click here to watch the video on youtube