Many of the art teachers that I have met through the years — in grade school, at college, and beyond — are funnily rigid. I present a challenge to most of them. I do what I want artistically. I like exploring the act of creation. The teacher may have methods and goals, but these often are contradictory to my own. What I do not want to do is explore my feelings and then talk to a group about them. I want to create art. The creative process itself is therapeutic. Just let me do my art.