I am called by an energy and power greater than myself to transmit my love for humanity and the world. Art is my response to the desire to be more engaged and present with surrounding life. More specifically my artistic passion lies in the interaction of art and architecture. It is the means I use to contribute to healing the friction in a divided world. In 1961, when I was six years old, my family took a trip to see Brasilia, the capital of Brazil. The president at the time, Juscelino Kubitschek, nearly bankrupted the country to build the new capital, but we valued the investment, it instilled a national pride beyond description. The moment that defined the rest of my career occurred when I entered the chapel designed by Oscar Niemeyer, the stained glass that clad the building threw dancing shadows on the floor; inside the space, everyone walked around in a state of awe. I knew I wanted to evoke that kind of emotion in people.
The pursuit of beauty has been an ongoing.