If you will kindly allow me to get philosophical for a moment I would greatly appreciate it. Don't deny an artist his pleasures.
In art school we were asked over and over a simple question, "What is art?" So I've thought about it a lot, but I knew I was an artist at a young age. So the important question for me was, "Why do you art?"
I can answer the question, but I'll try to keep this short. I, Sean Sutter, make art to connect with people. I love people, observe people, and create art about and for people. I connect with people by telling stories, or my personal favorite, I make art that hints at a story that the audience must fill in. This strikes at the core of my art, collaboration.
I believe in tabletop games. I believe that sitting down with a friend to play a game creates a valuable connection. Therefore, as an artist creating games, I am able to achieve my highest aspirations in art by connecting people. I get to tell a story, collaborate with my audience to create worlds, and facilitate friendship.
I know I'm over-thinking this stuff. But I'm an artist, so you'll have to forgive me my sentimentality.