Artist statement by Peder Storvick of Mankato - "Vibrance was a summer project. I was not really doing anything during the summer and my mother found the ad in the paper and pushed me to make a submission. I’d been rolling ideas around in my head for about a week when we went on a vacation. No internet for a week; no distractions for a week. I made a “rough draft” of the design on paper, throwing out idea after idea, stacking together everything to get an idea in my mind. After that I spent about 60 hours on my computer making the final draft."