this is what I do

I make things. 

 

Things, that have no particular meaning and are generally, of no use. 

 

They are just things. Paintings and objects and so on. 

 

I make them because I’ve seen or felt something that amazes me and arouses my curiosity. 

 

I’m curious to see what will happen when I work with a certain material, color, form or an idea. 

 

I don’t look for ideas, It’s not necessary, there are more than enough.

I just have to choose the one I want to work with. It’s like coming to a crossroad; either you turn right, left or go straight on. 

And I try not to waste too much time thinking about which one to follow. 

 

On the way, there are a lot of detours and dead ends but when I look back, I can see how one thing has lead to another as if I had accurately mapped it all out. 

 

This is what I do. 

 

I learn by doing. 

 

Robert LaVerne Steward, 2017