Discipline is probably not the best word to use in reference to my art practice. I make installations, illustrations, parade floats, props, oil paintings, sand paintings, mediocre pottery and money whenever I can.
I studied painting, but find it hard to contain my compulsion to create in just one medium.
I enjoy fixing things as much as making them, and have built a side business out of rescuing and refurbishing orphaned chairs. My furniture restoration business has evolved into peddling wares of more modest size, giving birth to High Desert Dry Goods, an ecommerce shop paying tribute to my childhood home, the Great Basin.
I’m passionate about public art, and plan to make my own roadside attraction one day. I was 19 before I ever set foot in a proper museum, but my rural upbringing was rich with craft, assemblage and outsider art.
I volunteer as a tour guide for school groups at SFMOMA, and hope to pilot a traveling arts education program for rural youth in the years to come.
For those of you who are visually minded folks, here’s a handy infographic to explain the economics of the freelance lifestyle: