A. I have always been a visual artist. In recent years I have also become a (working) musician and songwriter... and author. The two disciplines have proven mutually beneficial, and complementary.
A. That of visual artist, musician and singer/songwriter, as they are the only ones I have ever really known.
A. Istituto Statale d'Arte (Florence, Italy); The Cooper Union (New York, New York)
A. I do not have a single favorite. Among the many musicians that come to mind: Odetta, Dylan, The Beatles, Thelonious Monk, Nick Drake.
A. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock)
A. Six Feet Under
A. The cultivation of an ideal, one revolving around the creative arts.
A. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth
A. My GIFT OF DAYS (book) project (Atheneum, 2009) is an outgrowth, and in ways fusion, of two disparate publishing endeavors of mine: 1) THE VISIONARY'S ALMANAC (a grayscale, half-page, biweekly feature that is published by MAIN STREET, a newspaper serving the Albany region). 2) A series of full-color e-mail tributes I conceived and mailed out regularly over a three year period celebrating my favorite musicians, authors, directors, philosophers, social activists and cultural icons in general. Replete with salient quotes and original portraiture, the series of e-mail installments was sent under the subject "BOOK OF DAYS".