I love Orange.
“As a kid I was constantly taking things apart to see how they worked. I remember watching open-heart surgeries on video with my parents who both worked in the Operating Room as perfusionists (someone who runs the heart-lung machine). I believe I got my perverse love of blood and guts because of this…
“In grade school my interest in the workings of nature was fueled through biology. Cytoplasm, cells, mitochondria, & basic elements fed my curiosity. How things came to be on a microscopic level. A year after I moved to Santa Cruz for college I decided, after jumping from science to psychology to science and back again, that art held all kinds of mysteries and more. I’d always expressed myself through drawing, writing, collage & painting, but as more of a hobby, rather than my main focus. Research, visual representation, & seeing how things come together to make a final whole were all part of the process, just as in science. I’m drawn to the unknown…Art is my safety net as well as the cliff I have to jump off of in order to get to my next destination.
“Sometimes I begin work without a vision, just a need …painting, layering, painting, layering until form begins to creep in & I guide it to life. Sometimes I set out to an end…and sometimes I get there, but most of the time my paintings & prints are a personal reaction to whatever is happening on Lost.
“No, not really.
But kind of…
“Since 2003 I’ve been back in San Diego, where I’ve found a flourishing community of like-minded crazy artists who have pushed me to new levels. In 2006, I began working on a project called Fruit of the Soul and have been designing and printing t-shirts, posters and CD covers through Orange Friendly, as well as working full time for Specialty Produce taking care of whatever falls under the umbrella of Community Affairs.”
has to write something here!!!!!!!!