I love New York, and enjoy hosting people new to the city. I have lived in Greenpoint Brooklyn since 2001 and have never wanted to move. It is a great neighborhood which now has all kinds of new luxuries (coffee, bars, restaurants).
I love trying new (unusual) restaurants, especially in Queens and out of the way areas. I love finding a good place to eat that is affordable, which I see as the real challenge! I enjoy seeing old French movies at the theater and attending live music of the underground and noisy kind. I collect records (with a focus on free and experimental sound) and I play music in a noise rock band every Sunday.
I live in New York because it is an art capital, and I enjoy going to galleries in Chelsea, the Lower East Side, Brooklyn, Etc. I especially like going to non-gallery sites to see art, such as Storm King Sculpture Center, or out of the way museums like The Noguchi Museum and The Cloisters.
My art practice is to construct textural and gestural abstract paintings that explore the subtle's of mark and process. I re-enact the historic legacy of the AbEx movement as a antidote to the prevalent disembodied experience of viewing today.