As a child growing up I had no interest in reading fantasy or science fiction books-a great contrast to the rest of my family. I devoured all the biographical books I could find. I read about inventors, explorers and scientists. My fascination was more than about their accomplishments; it was an appreciation for their determination. These people placed all they had in what they believed, they were willing to take chances, and were willing to risk their lives. They gave me a glimpse into the possibilities in the world. Anything could be accomplished if you had the determination. My entire family is rooted in the hard sciences; physics, chemistry and mathematics. The explanation of the world, what exists and how it works drives them to explore and to learn. They are happy in this never-ending journey, always traveling down new paths looking for answers. I am not interested in explaining the world, but to recontextualize it, to alter the viewer's perceptions.
Richard's ArtPrize Entries
These are Richard's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.