I write, make art, and
publish books because I must. It's a cellular need.
It's like a compulsion,
an addiction, a Beingness impossible for me to deny.
Images and ideas dwell
within me getting fat and juicy until they just simply must
emerge into being.
Many many nights I'll wake
up with ideas or designs in my head, all clamoring to come out
at once, and I'll have to get up and draw or tap at my computer
furiously till they're out and happy.
When I was very young,
I made a pact with myself not to depict pain and suffering. Why
do that when we see so much of it all around us every day? Especially
now, with such incredible stupidity and violence all over the
What we focus
our attention on is what we get. Why not make something delightful
upon which to focus?
I want to see and surround
myself with expressions of my heart - how I feel life could be,
and really is, on levels we don't normally think about, or have
obvious, visual access to during the glaring light of day.
My work means joy, celebrating
the invisible world that we inhabit, that inhabits us, and that
swirls in un-namable curling, flowing eddies in and all around
us all the time.
I see bodies as fluid and
constantly changing in form and motion, soI leave the realistic,
perfect drawings and renderings to those who are much better
at them than I want to try to be, and simply draw/paint/carve/write
And I leave the strictly
literary accomplishments to others - I'm out to have fun while
saying something heartfelt.
For me, writing is a medium
to express my delight in life, and my simplistic, rather banal
I believe that Being is
all we are to do. No more, no less. It takes work to shed the
indoctrination, to get to the Real Us. But what amazing results
come from Being!
The older I get the looser
my work seems to become. My mind soars, my hand flies, and I
feel alive and connected to some amazing, enormous, endless source.
I'm delighted with this
work, no matter the medium - it makes me happy. I think that's
enough in itself.
I hope you enjoy my little
book - the making of it has been tremendous fun for me!