Nature has forever captured my attention, especially the dance of spectral light. And although I’m an advanced user of applications like Photoshop, which enables me to easily manipulate images, unless the image is ravaged by time, I rarely ever make any adjustments. Instead, I challenge myself to capture light in its’ natural splendor.
From analog to digital, the digital revolution has always fascinated me. Yet, old photos harken to me, I get a certain thrill putting life back into ravaged by time.
No matter the medium, whether ink, pastels, paint, clay or computer, I enjoy, rarely with any objective, creating art, and so my art is more whimsical. However, I can be quite focused. Using water colors, markers, colored pencils and finger nail polish, I once spent three months, with auspicious timing, creating a 4’x6’ piece demonstrating a range of plankton-like sea creatures covered in oozing black goo that I called, “Exon Valdese”.
At one point in my life I used to type 120 WPM; there’s a funny story behind this. Now… I’m averaging around 60 WMP with a 90% accuracy. I like to write, so it’s convenient to be able to type fast. I’m also a fast reader. I once researched, updated and rewrote a 300-page, 26 volume, Top Secret instructional manual for the SAC Command. I’ve drafted two formal letters to two different Presidents on fancy paper, one on behalf of a foreign manufacturer pleading to lift sanctions. I’ve written scientific reports, banking policies, memos… written all kinds document types associated with many industries. These days, my goal is to self-publish a novel that I've been working on for some time.
Shooting video is not tough. Kids do it all the time. Yet, combining content, editing and adding effects requires a different set of skills. Animations are time-consuming, but I enjoy creating them, however, one project is so old, it currently requires translating it into another format.
I’ve enjoyed manipulating code, seeking out new computer languages, building PCs from scratch, developing databases, networking systems, designing websites, snapping pictures all over the place, creating videos, delving into ecommerce. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the digital evolution, keeping savvy throughout most of this change, however… my interests in computers, etc.… is waning, my focus is more directed to systems of sustainability and regeneration, and whatever it might take to enhance our existence symbiotically with nature.