I spent 10 years in the metal trades in Seattle, and 13 years as a technical writer in the Silicon Valley prior to making the leap to the full time pursuit of art.
Throughout that time I was raising 3 kids and hanging around the margins of the art
world, knowing all the while that art was where I belonged. In 2001 I began working with my wife on development of an artists’ retreat in San Luis Obispo county that we call Windhook. That work is ongoing, and consumes most of the time that I am
not in the studio.
In 2002, I left technical writing and the world of salaries and trading-life-for-money to entirely devote my time to the pursuit of my artistic vision and the Windhook
project. At times since then, my efforts have been consumed by Windhook planning
and construction tasks, and at times I have focused more exclusively on sculpture.
But since October of 2011 I have added another wrinkle to the mix. I write a weekly email journal about pioneering a creative life, called "Outside the Lines". With my wife, Peggy Sonoda, I interview people who are doing just that, and write articles about the many facets of coloring outside the lines.