Anthony Moore, California Member Since February 2007 Artist Statement Who am I? Am I defined by identity? Is my identity justified by the way I perceive my self, or the way I am perceived by others? There is undoubtedly a difference. For every action there is a reaction; and as long as I am interacting with this world my definition changes. I insist that I do not know who I am. My self reflection is clouded by ego and optimism. I recognize my attributes and with passion I utilize my gifts for both personal satisfaction and mutual gain. I believe there is a spiritual battle over my soul. With a noble resolve for my life to be a positive impact while I'm here, I face a resistance. This resistance will often cause me to fail. My every contribution to this world can be analyzed and a balance of good deeds and bad deeds can settle somewhere to determine exactly who I am. But not every deed is noticed on this earth so only one can know who I truly am. God. For everyone else, their observations and experiences that include me will develop an internal data base and their personal judgment will develop to reveal who I appear to be to them. Fortunately for me this site displays my accomplishments, which should lower the scale on the good side.