A couple of years ago I made this giant flower painting. On the flower were these words:

“Wake up!” shouts the flower, “I will,” she said, “right after I take a nap!”

That little alert, from beauty and life, is my mantra. It reminds me to snap out of my sleepwalking, and to get with the program! I use it as a vehicle to capture joy, laughter, and a little comic relief when I need it most. I hope my work can lighten your load, make you spit out your coffee with laughter, or just serve as a little jolt. Wake up, dude! Your life is full of wonder and joy and laughter, too--don't miss it!