Working together as a team with personal passion for the subject and some financial support had advantages. These included greater production rates, opportunities to work on a larger scale, gaining new audience and learning and using new techniques. Team members could learn as they go and were fearless once they trusted that they could make mistakes and still move forward. Jeremy Gerecke said he found, “…an artistic direction that incorporates more that pure aesthetics. Work that can have a life after being on display, it can be studied and have a life of its own.”
In many cultures that we admire, art and culture are woven into the everyday fabric of life. This manages to happen without the art losing it status, power or affect. We are grateful to the Oceanside Museum of Art and our curator Danielle Susalla Deery and the Museum of Monterey for acknowledging this merging of art and science on a scale equal to the efforts of our DNA of Creativity team members.