Sam Harmon's A:
When I think about my studio practice, I'm not very interested in creating art that I think is apart from our daily visual culture. Rather, I highlight and employ the visuals and materials that exist in my/our everyday, creating subtle foreignness among the genre painting of life. I'd like to do at least make a blip in the brain waves, and at most, unlocking a little discursive door into each human's personal narnia that they can visit once a lifetime or once a day. Art is everything and nothing to me, and the things I do are manifestations of how I see and think.
SO, the m-lab project I don't separate from my studio practice entirely. The m-lab - a raised bump on the skin of what we understand as everyday reality is on the same face as my other projects. The major difference is the collaborative means to the end. I see parallels in terms of altering something that exists (in terms of the RV and the existing curriculum) rather than creating something from scratch. The RV is a nontraditional art material, provoking us to see a number of things differently- including the RV, the classroom, and "sculpture," which are things I think about in my own work as well.
I could write a book, and I will, someday.