Since leaving Ohio in 1988, my travels abroad have since led me to many places with experiences good and bad that have changed me irreparably. During a ten-year residence in Morocco I worked as both a Peace Corps volunteer and as an exhibiting artist. Later I returned to this country feeling very much a stranger with different perceptions and expectations. I wandered through Europe, lived in Poland, Providence and Boston and later Bloomington, Indiana with Graduate School. Years later, I have found myself again in the most unlikely of places, Lubbock, TX. In these past years I have begun to explore the environment of this place and once again have become keenly interested in educating people through the art. The one most important thing that I have learned from traveling and living in different countries, is how the power of art can affect people. I keep this in my mind as I make art that not only will challenge a viewer's long held conceptions of art and their world opinions, but also to break through the often elitist, class held barriers of art and maximize accessibility.
I have come to Texas from a variety of different experiences and places, which have colored my perceptions of art and its role in the world. I gather more experiences from most interesting and strange places with which to further entrench myself in the uniqueness of this place.