I read a little book years ago which made a very big impression, and it lit a desire within me to be in the business of art. The book is called "Ambroise Vollard Recollections of a Picture Dealer", it's about his life in Paris with the impressionists. If you've read the book you'll know what I had in mind is of course not exactly the art business as we know it today. I wanted to seek out work that I loved, artists that I believed in passionately and help them sell their work. Not only that, I envisioned spending time with them...talking with them, maybe even eating with them, just really knowing them and having lifelong friendships like he did. Being an artist myself it just is a dream to be around other people that observed the world from different perspectives, that sometimes seemed a bit off or maybe didn't fit in and didn't care to.