Graduated Ramapo College of
BS in Computer Science and a BS in Chemistry.
~ Despite my sculpture professors' insistence that
I was an artist and should be pursuing that, at the time, I felt my
financial future would be brighter with a computer degree. So for sixteen
years I maintained computer systems for a company of non-profit research
scientists. Their needs were vast, not only was I their computer systems
manager, I was also the resident expert for all photography, graphic
presentation, publications, and web image, the artist in me was always
present. PC's put all the design tools at their disposal; so I taught
them “how to fish” and they became creators, and I remained
their problem solver. PC’s and the Internet had opened up a whole
new world of possibilities and vulnerability. My opportunities to create
lessened as the need for protection, patching, fixing escalated. The
artist in me was being neglected and my peace loving, non-reactive,
rational, happy soul was becoming defensive, angry, and reactive, and
the only rational thought left was I need to create!
~ The time had come to take my computer skills and savvy and combine
that with my inner artist and embrace this new digital world, and so
I created My Optical Delusions and walked
away from Systems Management.
The creation of this website portrays the digital artist
I have become. Here I offer up my skills in Photography - Graphic Design
- Stained Glass design and production.