I believe everyone has their personal mythic system, influenced by their cultural heritage, racial/genetic memories, the society in which they were brought up and, most important to me, a spirituality that is inherent in each of us. Not everyone operates with this knowledge in the forefront of their brains, but it is there…like a whisper…influencing our lives and how we view our circumstances.
I keep my eyes open for signs and omens and messages from those deep places inside myself.
I love the time between late afternoon and twilight when all things seem possible, when magic and longing shimmer in the air. I am after that essence in my work: the storytelling, the interface between myth, memory and quantum physics.
As a musician and singer-songwriter, I respond to the lyric invocation of color, the sound behind the shade, the refrain of shape and form. The place where my blood begins to sing and I am creating from the infinite Voice of that holographic song. The call and response between You and Me and The Universe.
I’m a Scorpio, raised by wolves, trained by cats.
I have a connection with Ravens and Hawks.
I consider them relatives.
I believe in the sacred constellation of Heart, Earth, Art.
Magic, knowledge, and wisdom are in the Proto-Indo-European root word “ar.” It means to fit together.
growing up listening to
I grew up listening to
Joni Mitchell, Jobim, Nancy Wilson, Sarah Vaughan,
Jack Jones, James Taylor, Sun Ra, Tony Bennett, Nina Simone, Dionne Warwick, Miles Davis, Aztec Two-Step and CSN+Y.
There is much more of course.
I have an ongoing Love Affair with The Moon.
I Started playing
At 13. It was the song "Dear Prudence" by
The Beatles and that lovely D run that started it all.
I have a libidinous response to color. I want to kiss it and take it to dinner.
I believe in Quantum Entanglement and working as an Agent of Chaos to create a more inclusive world.
I believe time is fluid and flexible.
I had two houses burned down in Hope Valley, Rhode Island. It was because my multi-ethnic family, my gorgeous African-American mother and my White stepfather, were not wanted nor allowed to move into that lovely, verdant town. This happened in the 1970s. Those two houses still show up from time to time in my music and in my paintings.
My Guitar is named Orpheus Montage.
in my hands.
My favorite car is a Volvo ES 1800.
Runners up, Studebaker Hawk and Avanti.
I believe in Destiny, Kismet and Free Will.
I woke up one night with this phrase being poured into my body: “The perspicacity and spaciousness of Being to hold dichotomous truths.”
The most Benevolent Outcome for All.