My mother painted with oils as a hobby. At some age I picked up her paint box and began to dabble.
I painted with oils, acrylics, enamels, and rattle cans to pass the time. While I continued to paint, I
have sometimes gone
long periods without picking up the fan brush and rattle cans. My style matured to become untidy which
sounds like a paradox.
I think that also comes through in my generative and digital pieces. They aren't tidy.
In school we had a computer class where we learned Logo which allows you to program a turtle icon's
movement around as a pen to draw. While my peers were drawing boxes, I was creating wild fractal-like
objects with recursion. I wouldn't have my own personal computer until the first year in engineering at
college. I think now of all of the things I would have done if I had known that I could have done them
and had the means at a younger age.
I went through several programs in college including Computer Science and Information Systems, but I
also included design and art. As an early developer in the web, I did full stack including also
front-end graphic design. Over time my career led me to technical architecture and eventually into
leadership and executive level positions.
Then came generative art. I've always been a bit into crypto, but really more into blockchains than
markets. I began to write my own contracts and discover the generative processes
that had emerged in web3. It feels like such a good fit to exercise the technical muscles and have the
ultimate creative delivery channel.
I really just do it because I love to see the outputs... I'm still that kid making crazy shapes.