I am an artist because most of what I want to say cannot easily be conveyed by strictly linguistic means. I have found that most of the blockages we encounter in life are due to the limitations imposed by language.
My background is eclectic in that I have considered my formal education as work and the various jobs I've had as primarily educational. My interest is centered in communication. It was with that in mind that I studied English and linguistics in college until I realized that verbal communiction is a wonderful tool for communicating on some levels, but that it is woefully inadequate for imparting meaning on other levels. For example, every part of a sailboat and evey action pertaining to each has a specific nomenclature without which succesful sailing would be nearly impossible. However, to communicate the impressions; abstract concepts; thoughts pertaining to the subjective, intimate processes that are actually the more essential aspects of our personalities, language fails. For that reason I have come to rely on art to attempt to show what I think and feel about that which is verbally inexpressible.