Dirk VandenBerg

I believe a work of art should stand independently, without requiring a long, involved, philosophical explanation typed out on an accompanying 3x5 card. Art should communicate on multiple levels, bringing varied messages that resonate differently with each viewer. The viewer will bring his or her own unique history to the experience. If the viewer comes away with something new to think about or appreciate, then the art is successful and will stand the test of time.