One of the biggest reasons I love teaching is because I am rewarded and enriched by young, passionate students. If teaching is good I believe it is a two way street. Give and Take. Even if some of my students don't start out being very motivated, I see it as my challenge to open up their world. Living with art in your life is the only way to really live.
Yes, art takes on many forms and everyone is an artist. I am not a traditionalist, more of an open-ended experimentalist, willing to turn my direction midstream if need be. Being around young students is a pleasure, it inspires me, it changes me and it suits my nature of never wanting a day to be exactly like the day before.
Jacob Luplow, a Cornell College senior this year, interviewed me for his The Interview Project last winter (hence the wool hat on my head). So here you are -- I am flattered greatly and am happy to share this project with anyone who is willing to read it! Thank you Jacob for being the kind of smart, savvy student you are.