As a child, while other kids were trying for accurate visual representations of people, houses, etc. etc. I was interested in no such thing (and I got in some trouble for it) Instead, I was a happy mess. I was rebellious and nobody was going to tell me that a house was not a house. I began a consuming exploration of the dance between the body, the hand, the brain, and the eye. Also, as a child, I had a natural ability to play piano by ear and could repeat whatever I heard, which grew into a life-long passion for musical improvisation and gaining a good grasp of musical history, specifically jazz and blues.
While these two disciplines have always felt like two separate spinning endeavors; each as huge as planets, I have sought to find a satisfying way to bridge the gap towards a holistic identity as an artist.
In my latest series using music in service to art, I am focusing on creating visual interpretations to different tunes. In response to certain idols ( right now, Wayne Shorter) and favorite pieces, I have created visual pieces that seek to enter into the music and have as direct an experience with the two as possible. Sometimes working sequentially as the music presents, other times as an over all impression of the piece. I have also drawn to the same piece at different times of the day and night. This is a body and soul proposition; often hypnotic and lyrical in nature, ever in search of that synergy.