I was reading an article in the guardian about Damien Hirst's upcoming show at the Tate and it referred to another review succinctly titled, "Are Hirst's paintings any good? No, they're not worth looking at". Reading this bit of scathing artistic criticism made me long for some critical dialogue about my work. I certainly don't want to be told my work is that of an unpromising first year art student, but I miss having a group of artists around to bounce ideas off of. Luckily I've had Emily to discuss things with from time to time, she has been such a great friend and collaborator and will be greatly missed when I head back east this summer.