This is not a category of work I find easy
to define, though like many things in life you recognize it
when you see it. Obviously it takes us beyond decorative functionality.
However, it is the commissions calling for
imaginative input that I find the greatest challenge and the
most rewarding. Paradoxically this has little to do with any
increased scope for self-expression.
Rather is it because the artist must respond
more deeply to the task in hand and on many more levels, both
conscious and intuitive. He must give more of himself, and
in so doing may discover talents and sensitivities of which
he was previously unaware.