I have a lot of projects that are dream projects. I would love to design a functioning fountain for someone. I would love to do all the set design and costumes for an opera.
Everyone wants the MOMA retrospective; you want to have the retrospective that means your life's work was for something. So ideally, that would be my end goal. And it can happen either when I'm alive or when I'm dead. But I don't know. I feel like if you set your goals ridiculously high, you have to achieve at least something kind of cool along the way, you know?
I remember I was watching this documentary on Elizabeth Murray. And before she was given her retrospective, there had been only five female artists who had been given a MOMA retrospective. So my odds don't seem very good. But she got her retrospective the year before she died, so you just gotta keep focusing on the work and hope that the other career things come along.
The same thing that I find in the art that I love, I would like people in the future to feel that same connection to my work. I would ultimately like to make work that is timeless, and can still be appreciated. Maybe in the past, maybe in the future and present day, but I just want to make something that people can feel connected to at any time. And hopefully it persists.
The thing that's taking up the most space in my mind right now is, how do I challenge my work to grow and am I challenging it in the right way? So I think as an artist, there’s no set path, and I feel that since I just turned thirty, I'm reaching this point in my life and my career where I need to reevaluate what I want from my art and what I expect from it.