I am in Melbourne Australia, and have worked in human rights since the 70's, although I am now not formally working for any organisation. I believe each artist has to answer for him or herself what is art? what am I really doing?. I have seen my role as acting as a bridge between people and ideas, and thus I benefit from communicating with people as I get insights as I talk to them. Or to put it another way which crosses over into fiction, my purpose is to "improve people's perception". This is of course not to make an arrogant comment about my perception, but I think any artist at all seeks to give experience, and as long as we can take experience from others this is perfectly fine. See the full explanation of this at my website and also a few examples of my work. http://au.geocities.com/davo4prog/ I am happy to meet you all and I hope I can benefit from the association. David Griffiths.