I’m a perpetual day dreamer. Always living in my own head unless the world around me requires that I partake in its messy affairs and even then I’m usually just pretending. When I was a kid I would make up stories that, after mulling over details, I would convince myself to be true. I later realized this just lead to me being really good at lying which in turn has prolonged the inevitable expiration dates of certain things, time and again. Art has always been the mediator between my head and the world around me, translating different points of view to one another. We all know how confusing that can be.
Rickie is a former Taos Clay resident artist and currently studio assistant to Deborah Schwartzkopf in Seattle, WA.