I’m always trying to grow and discover my own work, and sometimes I find my deepest inspiration within the work of other artists. I’ll see paintings or photographs and performances that blow me away because they have something in them that is blazingly true and original. To see it is always to see a kind of bravery or courage. At times it is shockingly brilliant, sometimes deeply touching and vulnerable. It’s as though being met by a stranger who I immediately know as someone familiar. Art shares its story through our empathic humanity. We know truth in art because we’ve felt it in ourselves but it comes as a surprise because it comes as the Other who already knows the Same.