I am a poet and visual artist who spent many years moonlighting as a philosophy professor. Taking up John Cage's suggestion (which he says he took from Ananda Coomaraswamy) that the responsibility of the artist is to imitate nature in her manner of operation, I think of my work as an intersection of chance with design — a collaboration with the media, painting with light while celebrating the way(s) pigment takes to surface, not showing or telling so much as opening a space for a play of possibility. | bio/portfolio