In 1995, I did a very large painting for a group show in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. This piece ”Mixture Forever” signaled a turning point in my work and it was eventually purchased for the collection of the Minnesota Museum of America Arts in 1996.
The idea behind this piece is the hope that the economic growth and developing technology will eventually bring the people of this earth together to form a planet wide village. It is the optimistic outlook where people from different cultures and countries learn from each other and reach a deep understanding of each other.
It is in this sense that I use the term “mixture” meaning a positive integration and combination of the best aspects of all cultures where none of them is perfect in itself. Only if the best aspects of each culture can be used in combination can we be ensured a positive growth and survival as a global society.