I have héros along with everyone else. There are those people, some living some dead, who made work that has powerfully moved me. The great american poet Robert Frost said that he was not a teacher but an awakener. I like this word "awakener" because I think that is what people like Henri Matisse, Patti Smith and Rainer Marie Rilke have done for me. They have all awaken different things inside of me that I have wanted to respond to in some way. It's like having a cultural conversation. It is like becoming more human by sharing what others have made, by seeing how others have seen, feeling something that they have also felt and sought to give expression to. Do'nt you think we become more alive as we share in what others have made? I am curious how you have become awakened in some way by what other have made.