Kusala is a word that means "right action". I chose this for the name of my business because it speaks to the central intention from which I try to make all decisions in business, art and life. In each project, my goal is to be guided by right action. For me, this means making design decisions based on my connection to a client and his or her goals, the message of a play or performance piece, or the materials I am using in a particular design. This requires quiet, focused listening, to others and to that place deep within each of us that is there to guide our actions.
I enjoy working on my own projects, but I also need to be engaged in collaborative work. I find the energy and joy generated by working in partnership with others has a special quality that spills over into all aspects of my life. That sense of connection and community that develops over the course of a project is precious and nurturing and I believe has a ripple effect beyond those immediately involved. I think design that comes from this place of connection and caring carries with it a special feeling that can touch even the most casual observer in positive ways.