To learn how to see things differently. To ask better questions. To get my hands dirty.
To study history. To act in the present. To improve for the future.
To master the art of change. To speak meaningfully. To share stories that act as both windows and mirrors.
To practice patience and persistence. To align my values with my decisions. To understand how creating something new always requires taking something else away. To then make work that honors and is worthy of the materials it consumes.
To be a student, and then a teacher. To change myself first, so that I may challenge others, and invite them to challenge me.
In the king's court, only the jester gets away with critiquing the king. He does not seek the king's approval, and so he has it. He is honest, because he can make fun of himself.
I challenge existing perspectives and work frequently between different--often disjointed--disciplines. I build from the inside out, starting with self evaluation to drive the change I want to see.
Artist. Writer. Lean machine for sustainable social change. A disgustingly precise human being. Lifelong learner and teacher. Headstrong and inquisitive. Idealistic and realistic.
My practices set the foundation for everything else I do. I'm willing study deeply and get my hands dirty so that I can then connect with others, teach, lead by example, and add value to the culture that all of us are responsible for shaping.