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“What you do speaks so loudly I cannot hear what you say.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 “I do not speak the English very good, but I speak the driving very well.”

Emerson Fittipaldi

      It's all still a work in progress.
      When I was exposed to Immanuel Kant’s transcendental idealism and its ‘ding an sich’ experience of ‘things’ early in my career I found a kindred spirit in Kant and carried his ‘axiom’ that art exists outside of reason but is necessary for reason’s apprehension.               In a world where popular culture’s obsession with facts leading it to collective truths, I have an appreciation for Lewis Carroll’s White Queen’s observation, “Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”                   
      The White Queen does address that thing called ‘imagination’ and I, too, bring some of my best ‘impossible things’ into reality before 7 a.m. Possibilities are realized by open minds and art production is filled with process problems often solved through day-trips down the rabbit hole.  
      My world view is comprised of choosing between a spinning rod or a fly rod, catch and release but covering dinner, and packing more film, paper, and pencils than I expect to use.           
      While my artwork is a tactile, physical thing requiring physical space for exhibition, preferably on a wall, all the work is conceptualized, created, and produced by me without any outsourcing or collaboration with others.
      I produce work which affirms both the authenticity and authorship of a human being and that would be me.