The Salon Night was a lot of fun. It’s really great to hear each artists’ ideas and stories and why they make what they make. I am surrounded by people who create. I think the common ground is a curious mind and being interested. The idea for Salon Night at Forest came from the conversation I had with Kelly during the interview for the magazine article. We talked about an hour and a half, followed up with several phone calls. I did not expect that I have so much to say about my background, what I’m working on and what I’m interested in. I found having a conversation with others interesting because it brought out things that I did not think of by myself. Especially when I want to say, no, that is not what I meant, it forces me to think what it is then that I’m interested in.