Co-President of Educate Youth Board
1. If you could have a meal with anyone, who would it be and what meal?
If I could have a meal with anyone, I would spend an afternoon with my grandfather, who died when I was nine. We would eat carrots out of the garden and talk about carpentry and how he learned to fiddle.
2. What three things make you smile?
I am filled with joy when I feel the warmth of the sun on my skin, watch the shadows deepen against a blazing sunset, when I read a beautifully written phrase, or overhear someone saying something funny.
3. What do you like about being an artist?
Creativity is a connection to the divine. When I am immersed in art, I lose my sense of time and place, and self. I think a person can find this sort of energized bliss in any art form: music, writing, drawing and painting, dance; but it can come in many other forms as well: designing a room, creating a database, thinking through a problem, even envisioning what kind of life you want to live. We are all artists.