Bio In 1993 a firestorm swept down the Malibu canyon that I lived in. I thought I knew everything and was prepared to stay and fight the fire. I had a fire pump, my old motorcycle goggles and a shovel.... but when the police cruiser drove by announcing mandatory evacuation I almost gave up and went with him…but I just couldn’t leave the house that I built with my own two hands. It was too late anyway for the fire was here and it was insane. Instantly the fire swallowed up everything as houses and cars exploded and I ended up in the swimming pool under my rowboat that I flipped over. But even the boat caught on fire.
The experience changed my outlook on life and for a couple of years could not really find anything I wanted to do. I had been a professional studio musician in LA and that business was not fun anymore like it was in the 80's(sampled sounds were taking over). I had played cello on thousands of records and hundreds of films, from Earth Wind and Fire, BackStreetBoys, Michael Jackson, Manilow, Madonna, KISS, Neil Diamond, Out of Africa and OfficerandaGentlemen. It was not until I discovered the art in European museums and cities that it clicked. I found I had a real passion for the ancient world with its courageous heroes, goddesses, and demons and through ART- Sculpture, Photography, Drawing...it allowed me to bring all of my dreams and creativity to come to life and here was something that would not vanish in a blink of an eye, or in the next Malibu wild fire.
The cello came back into my life when I found away to include the imagination, fantasy, emotions, and placed all these wonderful things into my performance.....as if I was now consciously living my dream.