What youthful experiences drew you to art?
The absolute clarity and certitude that materialize during adolescence, though it is only a hormonal delusion, led me later to appreciate objectivity and mutual human perspective, which are prominent reoccurring concepts in my work.
How did your friendship with the late Columbus artist George Goddard help you?
George's work ethic had a profound influence on my studio practice. Art making was second nature to him, and he never denied himself any investigative indulgence that might further his understanding of man's place in the world. I think I'll always be mindful of this when developing new work.
What has been your most insightful or rewarding experience so far?
Watching the people around me advance through life.
What are you doing now?
I've been on staff in the Department of Art for five years, now. In addition to our enormous and well-appointed studio facility, we concentrate on the student experience, hosting and exhibiting the work of contemporary artists from around the country and the world. This keeps me pretty busy. Since assuming this position, I've also been more prolific than ever, in the production of sculpture.
What is the Columbus area's best-kept secret?
Golden Chopsticks, Korean cuisine, at Holly Hills Shopping Center, St. Marys Road at I-185.