I was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at three months old in 1979. At 37 years I received new lungs on 1/18/17 and after antibody issues causing rejection, I received a second life-saving transplant on 4/13/19. I’ve been married to my wife Shannon for sixteen years and have two boys who are 12 and 10. They have been with me through a lot of ups and downs!
The primary way I speak about and navigate my journey is through art. I graduated with a BFA Kansas City Art Institute and a MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. I have exhibited around the world and been featured in the New York Times, The New York Post, The Chicago Sun, The Baltimore Sun, NPR, The Christian Science Monitor, The Kansas City Star, The Daily Mail, Sculpture Magazine, Public Art Review, and several other publications internationally.
The goal for me in art is always to show both the challenge and the joy of our journey. To transform a seemingly hopeless situation into one of hope of and joy.