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a painting always fails before it succeeds

It's about struggle. It's about failure and starting over. It's about the joy of succeeding. It's about found objects, spoken words, nature, memories and experiences—observing, interpreting, all to create new invented spaces—not merely copied, but transformed with intent and chance.

Add this, scrape away that. The physical act of creating—the interweaving of the parts to make a whole. The wonderment when it all comes together and I say done. Now it's out there to tell a story, to bring a little beauty or joy, or spark some long-lost memory. Amazing that I get to create this thing we call art. Just amazing.

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