I find myself overwhelmed with my new work. As with most of my art, it’s cerebral. Stripping it down to base ideas—into directions rather than clear cut perspectives yields me no significant satisfaction. When I do it on one layer basal I become frustrated with it because it begins to take a meaning that I do not intend. It becomes diluted and I want to throw it out and start all over again. I am at the crossroads where I can create an image that will sell, but it is at the cost of not saying what I mean. I can’t seem to compromise. Even though I have clear conversations with curators and gallery owners that say, take this image or that image and I can sell it. Then I hear my fathers voice... Just give them what they want, the rest can come later. I have lived a life of putting myself second, am I to do that very same thing in my art work? What then becomes the point? Is it futile to want to express a vision regardless of the consequences, good or bad? In the end if I am willing to stand by my choice who gives a care about the rest.