In 2004, around the time I turned 30, I started introducing myself with that. I'd met and been deeply inspired by the great visionary artist Alex Grey, quit the factory job, and began a nearly year-long road trip exploring life and the country where I was born in an old pick-up truck named Suzie-Q. The exploration continues.
Life appears to be made up of a truly overwhelming grid of gifts, and each one increases in elegance and detail the closer we look. Upon reflection, the only appropriate response to these gifts seems to be gratitude. I try to make art about that.