On May 25th Christopher van Donkelaar became Symeon Lane. Please drop by my new website to see what I'm up to at www.symeonlane.com.

In many traditional cultures and arts, there comes a time when the artist's path ahead comes into focus. Over the past few months I have come to recognize that I've reached that point in my own practice. This change is in celebration of both this achievement and revelation.

The achievement I'm celebrating isn't one of completion—that would be a funeral announcement, not one of rebirth! I trust that I will continue to be blessed and inspired more deeply. But, with my hands knowing how to use my tools, my work now communicating how the world is being revealed to me, and the life of the earth informing my process, I feel confident that my enthusiasm for all these things has me on a path of discovery.

—Symeon Lane