i've spent my entire life in the visual arts. i mostly work with clay, but am versed in bronze, printmaking, painting, welding, etc. my father was a successful artist during the middle of the last century, and my experiences with him had a profound impact on me. i''m constantly dealing with carrying on his legacy, from archiving his work to photographing it for exhibitions to meeting with art dealers, etc. i grew up in a pretty amazing world and am honored to be a part of it. i spent my childhood in museums and galleries, looking at every kind of art. being the son of a surrealist was strange, and wonderful!
I'm in the trades, i'm a contractor. i do anything from landscaping, to roofing, to complete remodels. it comes naturally to me as i've been working with my hands my entire life. i have built a few studios and a house for myself before settling in to my present space. My crew members are like brothers to me. They are quite skilled and I am proud of them. When we take on a new project, we are committed to completing it on time while paying attention to the smallest details.
i've made my living assisting artists, teaching artists, and teaching art to students of all ages. i also photograph artwork for a living. i've photographed for museums and famous artists, and anyone that needs a really good image of their work.
my latest personal projects have been large scale ceramic sculptures (up to 8 feet tall.) my last show at a prominent LA gallery sold out. (i was almost able to pay off my credit card!!) i also make miniature sculptures that one could wear. i live and work in the same house i grew up in, located in pasadena, close to the rose bowl.
as a child i spent my summers and any long holidays on my family's ranch in the central valley. i drove the harvest, and herded the sheep, and repaired, the always breaking machinery. sometimes me and my cousins would sneak off and swim in our lake. i still like to visit and help my family in any way possible. it's a very beautiful place. Though we are ranchers we also have had a dream to build a planned community on a 1500 acre parcel of farmland we own. We are in the final permitting stages of the project and are quite proud of it. The community will have a nature preserve and open spaces far larger than are required by government regulations. We will build 5000 dwellings, many of them live-work. All of the homes will be connected by bike and walking paths. A rapid transit system will access the community directly. We have planned many parks and recreation
i was classically trained (the oboe,) and have a soft spot for classical music and oddly bass instruments (as in the opposite of treble,) as my sister plays the cello and my brother the bassoon.
i love to meditate. the form i practice is called zazen. i have been "sitting" for many years, and yet realize that i am just a beginner. i'm fascinated with the internal landscape, and love to traverse it. something about watching the breath... it's not to say i'm not well traveled. i've been around the world a few times, and have had many wonderful experiences. we exist in an infinite universe, both internally and externally. i enjoy them both equally, that's all. i have been wealthy and poor, the quality of experience is what counts, and money doesn't change that. having a bigger carbon footprint didn't bring me joy. opening my heart did.
i am a caretaker by nature. i love to cook dinners and play house. i definitely want you to know that you are well taken care of when you're with me. True beauty is something that transcends age and status in this society. I have loved women far older and much younger than myself. I’m interested in finding someone whom I feel safe being myself with, and sharing this wonderful life that been bestowed on me.