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"The ruach of God--the moving wind that animates and is expressed in all of creation--is more than a sharing or imparting of breath and spirit. It is the living aspect of the infinite inhabiting the finite. As an agent of change, the ruach given to individuals can best be understood as a provision from the life of God. It is the presence said to have "hovered over the face of the waters" at the creation of the world, and over time it has taken a vital presence in the theory and practice of my work. Within the larger notion of God's ruach as both a cause and effect in beautiful things, these concepts collectively formulate my past and present position as one who is being made and making. I am a dual citizen."

-2005 excerpt from my "Being Made and Making" MFA Thesis Exhibition | University of Oregon.