Piece description from the artist
Technique does not a good artwork make, and should be learned like vocabulary of a new language is learned, as building blocks for expression. There is plenty of artwork in the galleries that pleases the eye, but like candy, it leaves the viewer hungry. The student of art learns anatomy, color theory, lighting, materials and methods, and development from a sketch to a finished piece. These tools help avoid potentially crippling frustration in the work process, but they don't substitute for the thought or expression necessary to the work of art.