I am a poet and visual artist who spent many years moonlighting as a philosophy professor — most often in interdisciplinary settings, most recently at the University of Chicago Graham School. I studied at the University of Chicago (where I received my Ph.D. in Ethics and Society in 1982) and Valparaiso University (where I received my B.A. in Psychology in 1974). I grew up on the High Plains in the Texas Panhandle, and I’ve always seen with “plains eyes” — as a visual artist and as a poet. I think of poetry as a visual art and of visual art as a kind of poetry. So in both practices, I am often seeing with my ears and hearing with my eyes. That, I think, has given me a unique perspective on the places that have formed me — the High Plains of the Texas Panhandle, Chicago, Shenzhen (China), and in between.
I work with oil, acrylic, watercolor, and ink on canvas, board, and paper. But, whatever the medium, my work incorporates techniques associated with watercolor — particularly attention to fluidity and painting with light as much as with pigment.
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