Some form of “art” has influenced me throughout my life. My parents were artists and opened the first contemporary art gallery in Santa Fe, NM. My early memories were of my parents in their art studios and of Hill’s Gallery.
I studied International Affairs and German Studies at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR in an attempt to “do something practical” as my parents wished. Afterward graduating, I built earthen and straw bale homes before co-founding Zen Stone Lighting, a lighting design company, with my wife, a former paper artist from Brazil.
After an intense medical crisis, I dedicated myself to pursuing art full time. I earned an MFA in Photographic Arts at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, CA and have been working full time as an artist since 2010.
I work with contemporary digital imaging technology to create what I call Metagraphs, a mixed media hybrid produced by blending the use of artifacts, generated by digital photographic technology’s recording of energies other than light, with the aesthetic valuation of painting.