Artist. Poet. Photographer. Philosopher. I work with color, line, word, and sound to transfer energy to a variety of surfaces, including canvas, board, paper, human eyes and ears, and the inquisitive soul. Most pieces evolve as improvisational conversations. Pencil, brush, pen, camera, or keypad, disrupt the surface and open a play-space for meaning. When a work works, the energy that generated it re-generates in one who witnesses it. A successful work keeps the conversation in play. I seek to cultivate a "jazz sensibility" by transforming trouble into beauty and fostering the conditions to help one another experience the delights of being alive together. For me, art teaches life.