Art is really about perception, and mine have been changed through visiting other realities.
I kind of have a Victorian sensibility - I don't understand stuff until I can classify it and name it.
I worked my way through art school as an auto mechanic, doing various stuff including sanding bodywork and using Bondo filler.
I wouldn't know any other way to live except to be an artist. I'm not very good at anything else.
I've come to believe in the primacy of form - the notion of art seducing you through your senses, through your eyeballs.