As an artist and athlete, I have always been drawn to images and
signs. Not until later in life did I take to the printed word.
Much of my early writings began as attempts to bring meaning
and order to my world. Whether traveling or standing still, I
took stock of my environment and how it affected me. In my late
teens I recall writing bits in a notebook about my solo voyage
across New Zealand with a view to later share the trip with others. A decade later a journal accompanied me on a journey
across China, Tibet, Nepal, India and Pakistan. I started
developing a travel voice mixed with philosophy that calked the
cracks between my experiences.
In a commercial and corporate world I learned to write about what others thought was important - sharing
information of and for the tribe. It was bracing to have my
words tethered and tailored. But now I write to communicate
about pieces of life and what my paintings can not say in words.
I write to give form to vague ideas that need the watering and
sunlight of the printed page to bring form and context to life.