Hometown: Venice, CA
Current town: Brooklyn, NY
Job description: boatbuilder; educator; media artist
Bio: Co-founder of Mare Liberum, a boatbuilding and printmaking artist collective in Gowanus, Brooklyn
Select links: The Free Seas
Describe your current state of mind.
I would say surprisingly focused. Surprisingly because I have a tendency to meander. I think it's because I was out in the Pacific Northwest, which always re-centers me. Just came back from two weeks there with my wife Kendra, and it was a very grounding kind of experience in the quote-unquote natural world...both in and on the water and in the forests. The trees out there are huge and dark and haunted, and the water is deep blue and green and icy cold most of the year. And you can pick up oysters on the beach and then hike up into the rainforest for a picnic. So, I feel pretty chilled out and also like it cleared away a lot of that kind of city-stress that builds up here over time.