It is my belief that everyone starts life as an artist. Observe any child with crayons, finger paint, mud castles etc. One day, somehow, most kids fall victim to critics and/or other interests. However, some of us emerge undeterred because for us the validation comes from within.
During this period, while other kids began to pursue different interests, I found myself engrossed in art classes. I especially remember learning about M.C. Escher and his visions of a geometrically warped world. The sight of his “knot” endlessly twisting around and back inside itself became a major part of my inspiration.
Through drafting and descriptive geometry classes, I began to explore my own world of geometric constructions and optical illusions. As I tapped into the mystical properties of the isometric grid, I began to realize that I could envision three dimensional objects.