Hello – I’m John. I was born in Dalton, GA & grew up around the South for 15 years before moving to Cape Cod, MA in 1986. Upon finishing high school, I earned a BA in Journalism from UMass-Amherst. Afterwards, I took several semesters of post-baccalaureate coursework in graphic arts, web design & printmaking at the New England Institute of Art in Boston then Academy of Art University in San Francisco, respectively.
After revisiting the Cape post-college, it became increasingly clear I didn’t belong there anymore. Thus, I drove cross-country several times seeking somewhere to settle down & connect with the land. To date, that elusive place hasn’t revealed itself. Truthfully, I find it hard to ground in many places…which supports my theory of personal syncopation with a very specific geographic frequency.
Since leaving New England, I’ve migrated for several years between Asheville, NC & Central FL. Now to answer your next question: no, I don’t momentarily have a permanent home.
My nomadic lifestyle has forced me to become somewhat of a minimalist. Other than a few key items for modern life survival like a car, computer, mountain bike & surfboard, I don’t own much else. It’s actually comforting to know I don’t exert a huge carbon footprint on the planet. I would, however, very much like to land someplace genuinely comfortable after all this exploration. Until then, I try to remain as light & mobile as possible. Thanks for reading, & hope you enjoy the site!