I finished my painting and submitted it to Terrain last weekend. And even though it didn’t make it into the show, I really enjoyed making it. The quote is actually from the book, The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. But it’s also the title of another book that I saw at my parents house…based on some of the themes from the Dostoyevsky book. I am inspired to read both now because I love this quote. Beauty has always been a driving force for my music and art. I love pretty things and that is really all I care about making. Conceptual work is cool and powerful too, but beauty itself is so amazing to me. I love to make the world a little more pretty for people with what I do.