Artwork: A Perfect World
Entry from the book A Perfect World: Words and Paintings from Over 50 of America’s Most Powerful People by Debra Trione.
I have a simple image in my head. I was born and raised in New York City so I’m a city person. But the universe calls. My first time in the Hayden Planetarium I was nine years old, and along the periphery was the Manhattan skyline and Central Park front. It was the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen. I will not stand in denial of civilization or technology, but I will also not deny myself the simple pleasures of looking up. That’s what binds us all to other humans. To me there’s something powerful about this image. It’s the juxtaposition of nature, civilization, and the universe. It’s my life.