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I was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in 2009 at the age of 29. Needless to say, my work, and my view of the role of art in my life, changed drastically. I no longer felt that my old work contained enough meaning to be a lifelong pursuit, especially after a near-death experience. I decided that I would dedicate my life to making things with my hands, everyday.
Hallucinating for hours while under the influence of both mortality and morphine, the experiences I had were regrettably mystical for a logical person, and conversely liberating. Though I hesitate to ever mention them - as they make me seem ridiculous, or worse, frivolous - I imagined myself flying at high speed, head first into a crystalline world of ideal geometries, all pervaded with benevolent illumination