As an artist I often find myself in conversations with people giving me a list of other artist that they are familiar with. While many names are quite recognizable, some are not. What I believe sets my art apart is that while I can appreciate the work of others, I don’t necessarily devote time to studying or critiquing others artistic works . There are times when I simply look at a piece that I completed years past and I try to build from it. I believe spending time with my own work helps me grow.