Profession: Art Historian, Editor
Origin: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Education: BSc, Architecture; MA, Dutch Art
Why do you do what you do? To connect and illuminate disparate thoughts, ideas, people, places, moments in time, etc., which are larger than myself.
Could you describe your style and how it developed? Continental, with a penchant for a Dutch-American inspired casual refinement.
Where do you get inspiration from? Amsterdam; the city is endless in its offerings.
What is the best part about working within the creative industries? The ability to have an opinion, to communicate it, and to see the affects of its dissemination–whether it’s printed or digital–on the surrounding world.
What do you wish you knew about your business before you got started? Writing is less romantic than it may appear; it’s solitary. The reception of writing, rather than its creation, is more a source of a writer’s excitement.
Has your style develop/change over the time being active? If yes, how? Certainly so; as my age increases, the more influences and resources I absorb, that I can therefore call upon during future acts of creation–such as writing.
Who would you like to work with? The New York-based writer, branding expert, and designer, Debbie Millman.
What is your idea of success? Anticipating the sunrise each morning.
Is there a message that you are trying to portray through your work? There’s not a message I attempt to portray through my work–only illumination.
Do you believe it is important to raise artistic awareness in your country? Artistic awareness–knowledge of the history of art–allows for weighted works by contemporary artists, and the appreciation of them, and their predecessors.
In your opinion, how important is it to culturally educate through art? Cultural education through art is as important as other manners of education.