Art making does't feel like an intellectual activity for Mark Pflughoeft, though it is an emotional and spiritual. Pflughoeft spends endless amounts of time focused on each piece. He leaves them around his house and studio so that he can sit with them. The time is actually spent looking, listening, and simply being aware, alert, open, and present. After spending this time, he just "understands" what must be done next. Making art is more an intuitive or mystical activity for Pflughoeft.