What brought you to Space?
You were our first artist in residence. What was that like?
I usually draw alone, in a very quiet and empty space. At Space, it's not so quiet or empty, but I was able to see other people's work and have some nice conversations. It was inspiring, and productive. I didn't expect that.
What was a day like for you at Space?
Day 1: Pat said 'here's your desk, go!' I arrived early, and did nothing for a while.... Once I smoked with Jopa, and then I had a dream about Angelico's frescoes in San Marco.
Besides art, what else do you do?
I'm a designer for work. I make websites, like this one. Also I'm a composer. In Notre Dame, a bird messenger from God visited me on an inspection tour, then I studied composition in Paris for a decade.
What have you learned through creating in different mediums?
Inspiration inspires learning new skills, if you don't mind failure.
Tell us about you in Japan right now.
What do you call a selfish rice ball?
What about the distance?
Like the sun and plants, distance OK.
What do you want to say to someone who is considering joining Space?
At Space you can choose your level of involvement, it’s not implied. You get out of it what you intend—in my case, fortuitous chance encounters.
• More KITI houses
• Space interviews (one a month until I die)
• BWV 971 for piano