It is always difficult to state what I do as an artist. Perhaps that is because what I do as an artist varies so much from day to day, year to year. Like many contemporary artists, I don’t pull inspiration from any one place, or even half a dozen places, at any given time. Influence, inspiration, interest, obsession; they seem to come at me from all directions all the time and I use what they leave me with to make my work. Often it is academic; sometimes I respond intellectually in my work to politics or global issues. Often it is emotional; personal experiences drive me to make work, although this work is rarely obvious, those personal emotional responses tend to obfuscate themselves.
I was born in 1976 to a pair of white middle class parents. In classic Gen X fashion I didn’t care much for that identity so I became a drug addict to escape it. That turned me into a poor white boy with no friends. Didn’t really care for that either, so I got myself cleaned up and became a low class white boy with a middle class upbringing and found that to be sufferable. Once I had found the identity with which I suffer today I decided to remount my pursuit of higher education. About six undergraduate programs later I graduated with a BFA from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah GA where I was awarded the Mryna Bezdek award in ceramics. I then made sure I would never be more than low class by graduating with a MFA from Queens College CUNY. Since I ceased to ruin my life with drugs I have been fortunate enough to exhibit my work in galleries in New York, Georgia, California, Ohio and Ireland.