The son of a plumber and the grandson of a tinkerer, I grew up in the corn fields of Southern Ohio. Living in a tornado valley, I learned to appreciate the conflicting forces of danger and beauty found in nature.
At the University of Cincinnati I studied painting, ceramics, photography, filmmaking, and graphic design. I have a Master of Architecture from Harvard University where I was mentored by the painter Paul Rotterdam with whom I was privileged to share a studio. Later, I earned an MFA in visual art from Vermont College, where I studied under Steven Kurtz, a founding member of the performance art group Critical Ensemble.
For fifteen years I practiced the making of art and architecture in New York City where I was influenced by the conceptual and appropriation movements.
Currently I reside and make art in Burlington, Vermont and teach architecture and art at Norwich University.