As I became a parent, my goal was to encourage my children to develop an appreciation for art in all its forms. I have learned to look at a piece of material and in addition to seeing it for what it was, seeing what it could become. I believe that is a primary goal of art. To teach us to look past the surface of not just a piece of art, but also another person, and see not just what they are, but what they can become.
1st time at AOFTA