In this time of alternative facts, trusting one’s own perception is especially important. It seems to me that trusting your own perception is the essence of what the practice of drawing encourages because it involves yourself, your materials and what you see. Drawing seems similar to the act of wandering, in that the outcome is unknown and both are explorations built on trust, effort and the hope of finding some truth. Wandering has always been a great source of inspiration for me – wandering along a beach, in a library, along a street; the where doesn’t matter, it’s the paying close attention and the reverie that matters. It’s an endless delight and challenge to explore drawing and printmaking processes in my work, as well as to share these experiences with students. To create anything it is necessary to take a stand and make a commitment. In my experience, students at Warren Wilson are inspiring, passionate and willing to take a stand.