The artist is the person who lives the same life as other people, but who is maybe more tuned into reality. The artist's nerves are open to what's going on, so he can communicate that through art. Dostoyevsky said that "Art will save the world." I don't know — it might be. But for me, art is the chance God has given us to understand how great nature is and how fantastic humans are. Through art, we can answer the questions of who we are, what we live for and what we will leave behind when we are gone from this world. It is my goal to make these connections so that the people who see my paintings will understand and maybe will treasure their time on earth more.