People love stories. So do I. That’s why I make art. The ephemera I use: bits from vintage newspaper and old journals, papers from foreign country and currencies, I have rescued from antique shops, traveling friends and coin dealers. I also use found objects like jewelry parts, stones, watch and radio parts and bits that people would have otherwise thrown away, to embellish my pieces, which have one or more characters in them. Nothing is too small. Most things are recyclable.

My work is a small example of a greater truth: nothing is wasted in life. Not experiences. Not heartache. Not times of rest or inaction. And no person, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant, is, well, insignificant. Everyone has value and a purpose.

Just do it.

One thing I hate is when one day seems like the next. I do love when something during the day surprises me. A check in the mail. Meeting a cool new person. Or, in today’s case, a trip down to the morgue to do a facial reconstruction. That said, I go to the other...

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Ooh! Yes, I use these.

A friend of mine pointed out the fact that mechanical pencils are much more simple to use in making drawings. They never need to be sharpened, which makes them more efficient to use. Of course, when doing fields of tone, wooden leaded pencils are great. When an artist...

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