Me and Sydney Lea (the poet laureate of vermont) discussing our collaboration, Vermont Double Laureate Team-up.

Me and Sydney Lea (the poet laureate of vermont) discussing our collaboration, Vermont Double Laureate Team-up.

Here’s a rock poster for my old college band Jazzin’ Hell from back in the day… I’m going to guess this one’s from around 1986.  I’m pretty sure we invented casio punk.
Fun fact:  When Dinosaur changed their name to Dinosaur Jr. the Philistines changed their name to The Philistines Jr.
And look who’s opening up… a little known local band called Phish.

Here’s a rock poster for my old college band Jazzin’ Hell from back in the day… I’m going to guess this one’s from around 1986.  I’m pretty sure we invented casio punk.

Fun fact:  When Dinosaur changed their name to Dinosaur Jr. the Philistines changed their name to The Philistines Jr.

And look who’s opening up… a little known local band called Phish.

Here’s my artist statement from the alumni show at the Living/Learning Gallery at the University of Vermont.  L/L is an experimental dorm, broken down into “suites” (a few bedrooms connected by a common room), each suite based on a different topic of interest.
Fall 1986 to Spring 1989
I lived on campus all four years, and three of those were in L&L.  The place and the friends I met there were a huge influence on my artistic life.  We drew comics together, we made music together, squished clay together, cut each others hair, invented new dances, new catch-phrases, new ways of thinking.  It was a crazy free-for-all of creative energy.  (And some destructive energy too, of course.  We did LOVE to smash things and set things on fire.)  I think that still informs how I work today.  My opinion is… live a creative LIFE, and the work will follow.  Today my kids wanted peanut butter & jelly sandwiches.  So we picked grapes and made the jelly ourselves, and we didn’t even follow a damn recipe.

Here’s my artist statement from the alumni show at the Living/Learning Gallery at the University of Vermont.  L/L is an experimental dorm, broken down into “suites” (a few bedrooms connected by a common room), each suite based on a different topic of interest.

Fall 1986 to Spring 1989

I lived on campus all four years, and three of those were in L&L.  The place and the friends I met there were a huge influence on my artistic life.  We drew comics together, we made music together, squished clay together, cut each others hair, invented new dances, new catch-phrases, new ways of thinking.  It was a crazy free-for-all of creative energy.  (And some destructive energy too, of course.  We did LOVE to smash things and set things on fire.)  I think that still informs how I work today.  My opinion is… live a creative LIFE, and the work will follow.  Today my kids wanted peanut butter & jelly sandwiches.  So we picked grapes and made the jelly ourselves, and we didn’t even follow a damn recipe.

Look, it’s my old college band Jazzin’ Hell back together again!  Unfortunately, since I’m the one taking the picture that means I’m not in it.

Look, it’s my old college band Jazzin’ Hell back together again!  Unfortunately, since I’m the one taking the picture that means I’m not in it.

My paintings from the exhibit at the Living/Learning Gallery at the University of Vermont.

My paintings from the exhibit at the Living/Learning Gallery at the University of Vermont.

I probably should’ve mentioned this earlier… but I’ve got an art opening tonight at the Living/Learning Gallery at UVM.  (My third art show of the year, actually!)

This is the logo for comic strip that I used to draw in the early 90’s.  It ran in a paper called The Vermont Cynic.

This is the logo for comic strip that I used to draw in the early 90’s.  It ran in a paper called The Vermont Cynic.