Public art enriches the lives of the people that live in the community that engenders it
and identifies the aesthetic priorities of that community to its visitors. For Public Art to truly live up to its calling it must take its creative cues from the historical, social and physical environment of its final location.

The challenge of working in the arena of public art is that of balancing the integrity of one’s personal vision with the vernacular of the site and the responsibility of creating a dialogue with the viewing audience as well as making a work of enduring significance. It is important to reach out and involve an audience and to engage them in ways that they might not expect. I feel that the most successful public artworks are ones which evolve from the interaction and exploration with the individuals who will be part of the building’s final outcome — the architects and designers, art committee, community and facility representatives — to address the associated site, structural and aesthetic issues.