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I'm looking to Joseph Cornell's whole hearted child-like attachment to his work. He prompts me to ask what sort of pictures I chose and why. Which of my selections of images cleverly obscure deep personal impulses animating my imagination. Which actually can make visible what is really compelling in my life? 

 Somewhere along the line I accepted the idea that an artist shouldn't get between their art and the viewer. It’s an older modernist idea of pure artistic experience. One of my hero’s Robert Rauchenberg insisted on it with his remarkable paintings.

 But I’m coming to realize that it’s vital for my work for me to be more forthcoming and transparent. To put myself and the reasons for what I do into the experience of the viewer. To connect and converse.

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