The form of beauty I most identify with is the comic; it casts a spell over me. This aesthetic factor gives me the impulse to create, to animate. It is invested with the noblest qualities we are capable of perceiving in things: rhythm and harmony.
The Volga Germans were among the original settlers in the Fort Collins area. The Homestead Park Project gave me an opportunity to create a metaphor based on their contribution to the area. Shortly after the death of J.S. Bach many Germans migrated to Russia on Catherine the Great's invitation for them to help develop the vast and unsettled areas along the Volga River.