While living in New York in the late 1980s, a neighbor on East 13th Street showed me how he made his work on utilitarian glass objects. I have been taking his instructions in a different direction since.

Since moving to San Francisco in the early 1990s, I have been using acrylics, enamels, metal leaf & paper to make pictures on glass and wood panel.​

While living in northeast Kansas in the early 1970s, I was asked to build a doll house as a project for Cub Scouts. Instead, I built what I told my parents was a museum of modern art. A childhood obsession with the formed concrete of Kivett & Myers' Kansas City International Airport influenced the plywood building's design. Informed by family outings to the contemporary collection at the Nelson-Atkins, I crafted the museum's miniature abstract paintings and tiny metal sculptures.​