I spend as much time outside as I possibly can, engaged with the natural world. As a fly fisherman I occupy a space that includes both predator and prey, and in a genuinely spiritual sense I become the creatures I am interacting with. My awareness and my compassion expand by this intimate activity.
In my writing, I strive to make this empathy cross the boundary between us as well, to communicate insight and thoughtfulness about our place in the universe. It is a joy and a responsibility.
As an artist, I inhabit my work in the same way, becoming the objects and connections as they are created. Making visual art continually fine-tunes my own awareness and vitality. The interaction of elements in these works of art is designed to enable the viewer to question exactly what is seen, and thereby kick-start the questioning of his or her own perception.
Above art by George Jacobi