My art practice has benefitted from the undying support, inspiration and patronage from so many. As anyone prone to creative brainstorms and ill-timed flashes of brilliance can attest, the support of others is critical to keep the balance since a fine art practice can be intense and at times all-consuming. My family has come to understand the occasional far-away look in my eye or my "I just need ten more minutes." I am forever humbled that I've been able to have a loving, supportive family AND my art. The biggest bundle of heartfelt gratitude goes to the man of the hour: he is ALWAYS there when I need him: to discuss the physics of a piece, offer up the third and fourth gloved-hands for the long, straight cuts, and (when-requested) his honest opinion. Brian's influence and support is integral to my work and my sanity.