I am a craftsman and scholar from Fort Lauderdale, FL, now living in North Houston, TX. After earning my BA in Liberal Arts from Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY, I went on to earn an MA in Fine Art from the Chelsea College of Art & Design in London, UK. I'm currently working towards my PhD in Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Art Theory at the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts with a focus on Craft Theory.
As a scholar, I am attempting to develop Craft Theory as its own independent discipline that is more than a specific field of Art Theory. I make a point of including both a priori philosophical sources as well as empirical scientific data in forming a detailed view of the existential nature of craftsmanship and, more importantly, how a Craft mentality affects social and ecological behaviors.
As an craftsman, I focus primarily on lutheire and woodworking in general. I occasionally dive into sculpture and printmaking where I'm drawn to and how crafted objects relate to our experience and conception of mortality and death.
When I'm not working, I enjoy cooking, home brewing, wine, science fiction, traveling, and helping animals with my wife through our local shelters and rescue groups.