|Location||Portland, Oregon, United States|
|Introduction||I am a builder of gardens by trade. Growing up in Eugene, Oregon, I have had a lifelong connection to Nature in the Pacific Northwest. After graduating with a degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Oregon, I began to travel. I’ve made it a habit to travel as much as I can ever since. 3 to 5 month forays have defined every winter for the past 33 years. First Mexico, then Thailand, which led to 12 successive journeys through much of S.E. Asia, Sri Lanka, the Nepali Himalaya, and 6 trips to India. Then on to South America over 11 winters, and now the Mediterranean. I spent two winters in Morocco and Southern Spain and 3 in Italy, and the last in Greece. I recently returned to Mexico for 3 months. When I am home I build gardens for a living, and have become known for my pebble mosaic work. My work is heavily influenced by my travels. Everywhere I go I document beautiful things, with an eye for how they were made and why. There is a story behind every design. What inspires me the most is when art works in harmony with nature.|
|Interests||Travel, Art and Architecture, Gardening, Dance, Music, the Environment|
|Favorite Movies||Days of Heaven, Sweetie, Dance with a Stranger, The Meaning of Life, Sunset Boulevard, Great Expectations, The Two Faces of January, Never on Sunday|
|Favorite Music||Chopin, Rachmaninoff, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Radio Head|
|Favorite Books||She's Come Undone, The Sheltering Sky, Shantaram, Carlos Castaneda|
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Loving compassion for all sentient beings