A Little About Me
Born on the Caribbean island of Jamaica, my family and I migrated to
Miami, Florida in 1978.
My formal Art education was at the Cleveland Institute of Art where , in 1988, I received a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Ceramics. I also pursued an Electrical Engineering degree for two years at Case Institute of Technology prior to Art school. I just didn't envision me as an engineer anymore, and instead ran off to pursue the more mind opening World of Art. I'd like to believe I've never looked back and I still can't envision me as an Engineer.
In 1993, with the introduction of my first line of handmade Christmas ornaments, YEEWARE was started. Since then, I have produced vases, candlestick holders, napkin rings and tableware for the upscale gift-market. Yeeware reflects my efforts to create high quality handmade objects that balance aesthetics and technique.
In 1994, after the purchase of a computer for YEEWARE, an Amiga A1200, I began to develop my knowledge and skills in Computer graphics and animation. Although I love my Amiga, via a marvelous program called Shapeshifter, for the last several years I have emulated a MACintosh platform. I've learned the OS and gained experience with the various MAC softwares used in today's design world and have done free-lance design work.
In 1997, I ventured into the PC world, building a clone and learned DOS, Win3.1, Win95 and WinNT. I hope to eventually learn Linux . I am now an A+ certified pc technician, and currently do technical support for Mindspring Enterprises.
UPDATE: June 2003:
My experience with Mindspring (now Earthlink) has ended. In May, my department was given the axe without ceremony or the least bit of Fanfare. After almost 5 years of Service, I am now another victim of Corporate downsizing. I have lots of fond memories and a few good friendships. And so I move onwards.
For almost 2 years at Earthlink, I was a Webhosting technical support rep. This was my introduction to UNIX and LINUX. The experience was invaluable. Now recently unemployed, I am toying with and hopefully learning more about Red Hat linux. I am hoping to become a certified Red Hat linux technician.
I have also designed a few Web sites. See my urls page. Coding with HTML, Notepad, and some old fashioned blood, sweat and tears. Learned a little FLASH5 also.
The Friday before I was laid off, I was given a raise. No Kidding. I celebrated by buying a lot of new tubes of oil paints, a Large container of gesso, a gesso brush and some linseed oil. You see, I have been wanting to paint again. Recently I found the perfect source for the "canvas" for my new paintings. Wooden Circles! I have been searching for the impetus.
Yes, I've been threatening to Paint again! More to come, hopefully.