Being of the existentialist persuasion, I believe that one is responsible for the actions they make during their life. I made my first intaglio etching when I was 4, sold my first artwork to a collector when I was 7, and received my first painting commission when I was 10. So, it should come as no surprise then, when I was offered my first elective class -in junior high school- that I picked Art. This choice turned out to be very problimatic however, in that I was the sole student to make such a selection. The school’s administration was vexed, and in a bizarre bureaucratic move to save hiring an art teacher, they arranged for me to pursue my artistic studies within their Special Education classroom. Gyration & Defacement have been collaborators in my artwork ever since.