Art as a visual language for communication. I communicate using poetry, collage, research, process, experimentation, documentation, observation, and interdisciplinary approaches. The artist is an active participant in the translation of images, sensations, and feelings through the spirit to the physical 'reality'. One goal of the artist is for the audience to have an interaction with the artwork which would be similar to a conversation of language, but the artist has to be the translator. Artists cannot have complete control over what the message of translation is, although they can guide the way. How important is it for the audience to draw the lines of conclusion for themselves? How much information do they need? This is the job. A job, task, work ... is this the mundane part of being an artist or the exciting part? I prefer the audience to allow for their connections with the work. Each person has their lenses through which they see the world.