7. Do you consider what you make to be art? Not everything--though I do consider that I can make work in many ways because of my knowledge of art and its processes that I am continuing to use and learn new. I believe my eye for pictures can take what I do to high levels within the framework of what purpose the work is to have--but some of the work I don't really consider my art---because it isn't as personal I guess. so I think work that I do that I don't think of as art I think of a documentary, fashion, portraiture etc.... but those have the same value to me as does my art.
I have known Richard since high school art class (pictured above top), and in all the years since, I can honestly say I have never known any artist that works quite as hard and with the passion as he does. He is the persistent "rat" that he so admires in others that have to struggle with less natural ability. It's being around artists like Richard that makes me raise my game to a higher level. Unfortunately life and distance has separated us for many years and I certainly miss being around him. It's no wonder that I named my only child "Sayer".