The Sioux Center News recently published a feature article on my full-time art enterprise including some background, history and my essential philosophy in doing art. Beginning and ending with the phrase ‘Good artists borrow, great artists steal’, the article stressed my goal to make my own work, bringing something new to the table. While the phrase represents a common idea for artists and creative activity, it was attributed to Picasso, who was also quoted to say that ‘Art is the lie that tells us the truth’. Though stealing and lying seem to be negative concepts, Picasso is bluntly addressing the universal creative process of making art; a fantasy artifice, pushing some boundaries, and engaging the mystery of visual communication. Read the article by Renee Wielenga by clicking on the attachment.