I believe art is a universal language which stands outside of time. My own philosphy is deeply rooted in childhood experiences of the changing of tides and seasons. I was raised on the New Jersey coast and spent my summers swimming and fishing, hence an awareness of a connection to the cycles of nature and myself. Generations upon generations have come before me. Human consciousness includes this history like a fingerprint. We are voices for a short period of time. The work of the artists is the thread that marks our time. This thread is the spirit, the magic, the mystery of human understanding in its pursuit of communication. It is like the tide constantly changing.