I was born and grew up in and around Dallas, Texas where the family had lived for several generations. My mother was an educator and my father worked in computer programming.
My formative years were influenced by the late 60s counter culture and the 70s/80s Punk/New Wave era. I always tried to be controversial and was one of the first to dress in this rebellious style including eye makeup. This was a little shocking in Texas at this time but it was common among so many Punk and New Wave music groups and fans.
. I saw a T-shirt from the Museum of Modern Art which read: If it looks good above your sofa, it isn't art. That is what I strive to create in my art.
Created with images by vicenfoto - "Image of buddha with mountains at dawn background" • mandritoiu - "Dallas skyscrapers at sunset" • CrackerClips - "Downtown Tampa, Florida City Skyline at Night - Cityscape (logos blurred for commercial use)" • Givaga - "Cathedral of Santa Maria" • Tomas Zavadil - "Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge during twilight, Australia"