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May 15, 2019

As a child, I was lured into the “art test” that ran in newspapers and said in bold letters, DRAW ME.  The test featured monthly cash prizes for those who could submit a cartoon turtle among other characters.  I was convinced that this test would definitively assess th...

March 15, 2018

It seems like a lot more frequently of the conversation I hear from students about the difficulty of their life is around the concept of perfection.  I find this pretty troubling that so many young people struggle with perfection, or rather, their struggle with the fac...

March 7, 2018

Perfectionism kills, and it is suffocating!  How do you breathe surrounded in all that perfection?  For me, I can choose to breathe or choose to be perfect.  Since perfectionism will kill me with anxiety, depression, and lack of oxygen, I suppose I choose breath over p...

May 30, 2017

So I listened to a sermon earlier today from The House of Mercy, by Katie Langston on the text Numbers 20: 1-13, titled On Wells and Worrying, and I couldn't help but think about a post I made last month about how when creativity has no positive outlet or practice it t...

April 17, 2017

Being creative can be hard work but it doesn't have to be.  Since we as humans are inherently creative we don't need to wrestle with whether or not we are creative but how we can be more informed in our motivations.  Expressing creativity can be a challenge to ourself...

April 10, 2017

Sometimes our humanity momentarily makes sense in suggestion and in simplicity.  I made this piece, Self-Infliction, in 2011, a double-ended power cord noose, which addresses the power struggle with the self.  This piece makes me consider how when we set traps for...

April 5, 2017

Creativity is complex; it is part of our uniqueness as problem solving human beings.  

However, creativity does not develop in each individual in the same way.  Many times, creativity is misunderstood to be limited to specific disciplines or activities....

April 3, 2017

As soon as someone finds out that I am an artist for the first time, I become a confessional for those who fear their creative capacity.  Often this manifests as a fairly predictable script.  Have you ever found yourself or someone you know saying one of the following?...

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