Graduated with an ALB in English and American Literature from Harvard University in 1996. I am a visual artist as well as a writer.
I started writing as a way of approaching the spiritual through an act of creation. Finding the higher power is like trying to find the perfect line – spiritual perfection can be attempted, surrounded, sketched and stroked, almost never achieved; but the central truth – the perfect line – can be suggested to the imagination. Like the core of a poetic metaphor, the truth, the line, is revealed.
My works are in nature mystical and metaphysical. My influences are Yeats, Pablo Neruda, Hart Crane, Borges, and others. I work out of an interest in philosophy and religion, dealing with Modernist concepts of mythic significance.
I wish to take these ideas to a further conceptual plane – to develop a system of visual symbolism and to refine my rough technique to a point from which I can execute the full range of work from my imagination and observations of the world. I want to find a way to balance the representational observed with the abstract imagined, to explore the alternate realities reflected in the poem.