My path to becoming an artist has been an untraditional one, and my visionary power reflects my rare personal history and the circumstances that literally control my perception.
In 2017, a relapse of MS combined with the worsening of a traumatic brain injury I had suffered in a 1984 motorcycle accident led to Acquired Savant Syndrome and synesthesia. Suddenly my vision and cognition were drastically affected; and a part of my brain was essentially rewired, granting me artistic abilities I had never before possessed nor was ever interested in possessing.
My synesthesia allows me to see colors as distinct shapes which seem to be stimulated by sound. I, as one of just over 300 people in the world with Acquired Savant Syndrome (mostly males), as well as a synesthete, simply don’t perceive the world as most people do.
To date, I have little understanding about where my work and inspiration come from and where it will lead next. I do know that my art continues to advance in technical complexity. I count approximately almost 700 created works since 2017.