An artist’s job is to love the world and life — and in so doing to tell the truth about it, in all it’s beauty, heartbreak, despair, and joy, thus making that truth bearable.

Our sacred task is to enlarge the hearts of the people who encounter our work, so they can feel the truth of the world, bear it in comfort, and become connected.

All the sunrises, handwritten notes, quiet power, deep love, and connection is what we are here to bear witness to. The warmth and loss, the brightness and pain– this is life, and it’s what we miss the most when it’s gone.

So use the good dishes, make the cake, hold each other’s hand, and walk together toward whatever is next. Our passage together is all we have, and it’s the heart of the work I make. For all of us.