Location: Brooklyn, New York.
Duration: Since 1999.
Education: Life, Rhode Island School of Design.
Cultural Influences: New Hampshire, NYC, friends & family, folk art, craft, patterns, ornamentation and decoration, wood working, organica, music, books, homemade mythology, underdogs, uncommon loveliness, popular culture, and the contradictions and juxtapositions these create w hen combined. I am humbled by and admire Henry Darger's dense and baroque universe, Ben Shahn's sensibility and Chris Johanson's precise naivete.
Environment: A shared work space, heaving with clippings, drawings, books, found objects, blood, sweat and tears, and me, in the corner, listening to Led Zeppelin.
Philosophy: Believe in what you are doing/making, and the rest should fall into place. Make the mundane interesting. Read Air Guitar by Dave Hickey. Get drunk and hate yourself at least once a month.