I try to deal with the complexities of power and social life but as far as the visual presentation goes I purposely avoid a high degree of difficulty.
What makes the production of my work so expensive? The whole installation thing – the construction the objects the technology. It really adds up.
Prominence is cool but when the delusion kicks in it can be a drag. Especially if you choose to surround yourself with friends and not acolytes.
Although my art work was heavily informed by my design work on a formal and visual level as regards meaning and content the two practices parted ways.
All the gossip and craziness becomes a kind of sustained narrative which in turn can become history. It’s scary.
I’d always been a news junkie always read lots of newspapers and watched the Sunday morning news shows on TV and felt strongly about issues of power control sexuality and race.