I came of age in a small town situated on the buckle of the Bible Belt of Texas, leaving to study history at Trinity University in San Antonio, and, later,  in the 1970s, to train and work with photographer Tom Wright, a National Endowment for the Arts grant recipient.

As a person, advancing in years now, I have lived the life I wanted, though not the life I thought I would. Along the way, I have taken and constructed photographs that explore the tensions that exist between these two interrelated yet contradictory ideas.