In the seats of the Moss Arts Center--because it's awesome--the best performance hall on this planet.
Going into the unknown, meeting the often daunting challenges I find there, bringing back what amazes and delights me, and eventually, after a lot of fun editing, sharing that.
When the cameras drop away and I notice I'm connecting with someone--having an honest and meaningful conversation with someone who I might never have known unless the project had brought me to them.
I was always an art geek. But feeling it to be rather pointless, I drifted into the sciences early on in college. When I was 20, passing through Florence, Italy on a bicycle tour, I walked into the room with Michaelangelo's David, and I was overwhelmed. I mean I had to sit down on the floor. Because I finally got it. I understood why the making of art was among our highest callings--why it was my calling--celebrating the beautiful, life, story & gumption.
Courage, Open-mindedness, Perspective, Caring, Diligence, Hope, Patience....
My father drowning when I was an infant certainly continues to have a profound influence on me. I never expect to live out an entire day. I feel every moment is fleeting, is precious and I am filled with gratitude for the next and the next and the next...
I'm a rough woodworker, and one of my favorite ongoing projects is the construction of alternative beehives. Year to year I try new ideas, always seeking healthier living spaces for the un-medicated honeybees that I love keeping around my home.