Where is it that we were together? Who were you that I lived with, walked with? The brother, the friend. Darkness and light, strife and love. Are they the workings of one mind? The features of the same face? Oh my soul, let me be in you now. Look out through my eyes. Look out at the things you made. All things shining.

She long ago expressed the idea that the specialized tasks always escaped the action of the social conscience. In this regard, it would appear that the artist is the social conscience and is treated accordingly! "We have no art," say the Balinese: "we do everything as well as possible."

You mention that you like to take simple or "sappy" things and recontextualize them in your work. This reminds me of when I was in writng school, a huge debate over whether "sentimental writing" was any good. I've often wondered since then why the sappy has gotten such a bad rap. What happened do you think?

One strategy proposes a type of playful media synesthesia. Another strategy merely suggests, "be simple." Her most interesting strategy involves "conceptual functionalism," in which the foremost goal of design is to criticize the context for which it has been produced.