We are each solely one complete relationship. We each as a whole are in an ongoing exchange with the universe. Every thought, every action, every experience is not ours alone; Down to our very breathing - we affect everything around us and beyond and likewise are influenced. I've been thinking lately in terms of experiences. I have a general fear of, well, most things, and I have been forcing myself to do more, think less. Didn't some monolith once state to just do it... who was that? Each new experience I engage in sparks another inspiration and I inevitably learn something each time I do something new (imagine that). All these experiences affect not only my art but my actions infinitely from there on which, like dominoes, affects those around me (even in the smallest way). Those concentric circles... So I guess I am in a relationship with the entire world. What a slut. With this in mind I have been examining my artistic trajectory and what has and is currently influencing my direction. My emotions and passions - most definitely. Lately however I have also been taking direction from the external influences around me which have been very new and outside the norm. Social interaction with friends old and new, other artists and random Jane Q. Public. We also can't forget those burgeoning new experiences arising often since the New Year, forever influencing everything... no pressure.