My life has been an ongoing process to better balance time—balancing a bread-and-butter job with making time to make art and write. I anticipate that this course will be part of that ongoing process. I’m interested in learning more about new technologies in art to integrate knowledge of contemporary digital media to update my current skills and repertoire. As far as art goes I am interested in topics such as representational versus abstraction; color versus absence of color; process, systems, and experimentation with line and form. One of my primary interests in art and academic work is in exploring the contrast between continuity and change, image and text, absence and presence, alienation, solitude, similarity versus difference and various ideas and concepts through art, science, and the humanities. Nature and the urban industrial landscape inspire my work and I am particularly drawn to classification and categorization of images and ideas.