In relation to
the origins of the American background, on a Triskill Design job
in South Korea in 2001, the temples in Seoul were my first experience
of a direct visual connection between the traditional arts of Asia
and those of North America, more so than my previous experiences
in China or Japan. This recalled the traditional Indian myth of
Malsum and Glooksap that I had used in my Chaplin short, and I felt
drawn again to the transposition I had made in that early piece
Within the following few months, in early
2002, the American market started to open up for Triskill Design,
and after Korea we found ourselves in Oklahoma and later Nevada.
So the transition continued. Shortly after
standing in temples in Seoul I found myself on the edge of the Great
Plains, observing buffalo, and I found a deep spiritual resonance
between the two experiences.