The Arena

The goal is to create a large enough arena within which my ideas can flourish.  An arena far larger than than my typical landscape, animal or theatrical niche.  There is so much more and I look to be free to dance in different ways in different arenas.  Each idea creates a certain set of demands and conditions within which it will best take root and grow.  To deprive the idea (and myself) this opportunity to fully realize itself is cruel and unwise.  To this end, it’s becoming clear this way of working requires greater mindfulness and sensitivity. The studio is not a factory (to quote Enrique Martinez Celaya).  It is a spiritual, athletic and intellectual laboratory.