I was born red/green colorblind in McPherson, Kansas in 1979 and moved to Chicago in 2002. Because of a beautiful coincidence in 2006, I created my first screen print. It was wondrous for the first time ever I was able to put my artistic visions onto paper. My process of creation is based upon using my conscious and unconscious mind working in unison to visually create an intense emotion or complex thought that I'm experiencing. The challenge of being red/green colorblind was difficult for me to conquer. Ive overcome this by relying on value more than I rely on color. I often do studies to get a color thats similar to what I envision in my mind and then Ill mix the ink in small amounts until I get a color worth producing. I create all my work in my studio, which is also my kitchen and living room. My friends, family, dreams and music are all very important to me. If it werent for those four things Id never create my work.