Art Education: Bachelor of fine arts from the Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, OH. I studied sculpture as a major and minored in glassblowing.
Style: Contemporary, impressionistic, abstract, painterly.
Creative Spark: Driving across the country.
Second-Choice Career: Glassblowing, making Venetian-style goblets.
Other Passions: Fly-fishing.
One Thing Most People Don’t Know About You: For my undergraduate studies, I created a series of drawing machines, both mechanical and robotic, that responded to forces in nature. For example, I made a bird-drawing machine. It responded to two live birds in a cage. When the birds chirped or moved, different parts of a stylus would draw a large-scale spiral graph on a piece of paper. It was a scientific representation of the sounds and movements. I showed it at various galleries in Ohio, New Jersey, and Michigan. I also created a wind-drawing machine and a water-drawing instrument.
Best Advice Received: Wherever you are, be all there.
Biggest Fear: Spiders.
Pet Peeve: Making small talk at social gatherings.
Favorite Studio Music: MGMT, Eddie Vedder, Bon Iver, and bluegrass music.
Favorite Work by Another Artist: LA PRIMAVERA (THE ALLEGORY OF SPRING) by Sandro Botticelli.
Future Goals: I want to continue making art full time and be able to provide for my family doing it.
Price Range: $300 to $17,000.
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