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I DID NOT JUST PLAY IN THE MUD AS A TODDLER...

I used it to construct murals on the side of our white house. I graduated from mud to asphalt when I realized hot tar from my elementary school playground could be relocated to our neighbors' newly painted white garage door; the insertion of leaves, sticks, pebbles and other organic matter INTO the freshly tarred garage door? SUBLIME! Later equally enchanted by the marks and lines created by both fire and running water.......

Punishment and cleanup notwithstanding, perhaps those early efforts  were indicative of a desire for creative expression and passion for organic mediums that I embrace to this day. I am largely self-taught and very immersed in process, play and experimentation -- drawn to the aesthetic of wabi-sabi in all things. In its essence, wabi-sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection, honoring the natural cycles of growth, decay, and the profundity of nature. Simplicity and authenticity are exalted, which speaks to me on all levels. I hope the observer derives interest or is provoked by the outcome, or knowledge of the process.