Art, in its most intrinsic form, is communication. It is a dialogue between the artist and the rest of the world. It is an attempt at expressing emotion, at documenting history, at experimenting and researching problems and solutions for the future, and sharing with people a very fluid and dynamic exchange of ideas. Most iconoclastic notions, at their inception, are perceived as ridiculous. The world was not round, nor did it revolve around the sun. Evolution was preposterous and so is the idea of life on other planets. Perhaps this is the essential role of any true artist – to PUSH the envelope, to PUSH the limits of preordained rhetoric, to PUSH people to think differently. The world was flat until a group of heretics proved that our planet is indeed spherical. By constricting our views of what “good art” is, we are denying the accomplishments of other paradigm-shifters that preceded us. In other words, the art I make is not classical art. It does not fall into the category of “home decorum.” It may not match the couch in your living room, but I urge you to tear down your Rembrandt, put on your wall an object that speaks of higher ideas and is a representation of strong vision.