"When I applied for the Commission it was just supposed to be a story about the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo... As I started creating, the idea came to connect the volcanic eruption to other kinds of environmental destruction."
My current figurative work features portraits of people that I know – friends and family. Thus I take images of models, people I don’t know, who don’t look like the people I see every day, and construct portraits of people that I recognize.
Years ago the vision in my head was to be a bassist in a famous band but it didn’t turn out like that. Music for me is about helping people attain a more intense awareness of their own life and to quote John Cage, creating “a music that transports the listener to the moment where he is.”