I am a painter. I was resident in San Francisco for many years. Now I live and work in Minneapolis, MN. I have exhibited widely in the United States, and have been collected in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. There is a world beyond our world, with countries inhabited by peoples unknown to us. Perhaps they are exactly the same as are we, but happier. Where are they and how can we open the gates of our perception to see them, perhaps even to be them? Works of art could lead the way. That’s what motivates my struggles – moving from the here to after, wherever after leads.