Questions which have been asked, and considered answers:
Do you have any specialized training besides your degrees?


Yes – pencil technique, leaded glass, sculpture casting, gilding, lettering, geometry, mosaic, granite technology, architectural collaboration and supervision of artisans, studies in scripture, psychology, history, and multiple sciences.


What are your major accomplishments?
The level of skill attained in each medium undertaken.


What is your most significant singular accomplishment?
Only time will tell. Any other response is hubris.


How/why did you become an artist?
It was natural.


Who/what have been your influences, inspirations?
True friends, teachers, artists, poets, writers, old souls, janitors, homeless, all kind folks.


What is your artist’s statement? What is your art philosophy?
“Das Ding Ist Selbst” (the thing itself) Each work is an aspect of it, and a glimpse of the entirety. All of them together are the singular work.


Does your art hide a message?
“The message” is the layers of depth and meaning, which are not at all hidden to anyone who is open, empathic, and tuned to perceive and understand.


Do you create art from life, photographs, or imagination?


Where do you get your ideas from?
The Universe whispers them to me.


Do you work at home, in studio, or other places?
All of the above...including sometimes in my sleep.


Where do you live?
In my head.


What role does an artist have in society?
Truthsayer. Counter-balance to “the emotional plague of armored man” One who offers an alternate way of seeing.


Is your work commercially successful?
It’s nothing commercial - it’s just personal.


Is your art in any significant collection?
The attainment of fame likely won’t happen in my lifetime - and after that, i wouldn’t enjoy it.


Do you call all your exhibits “surviving subtlety” – and what does it mean?
Yes. It refers to the survival of subtlety, in Babylon; and to surviving being subtle, in such a society. Both can be considered rare and endangered.