Art doesn't happen in a vacuum. The conversation that happens between the artist and work and the artist and the audience is inevitable, important and in a sense, yin/yang.
Taking individual members and situating them in relationship to one another produces a strong, resilient fabric. A community begins to form, a metaphor for life.
What we see on the surface is individuality yet similarities abound. How is the group related to the one and how is the one related to the group? This is the dialogue that my art brings out into the public sphere where the conversation of "is this something?" may truly be carried on.