Trained in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia and Rutgers, I taught on the university level for fifteen years. Then I worked in the small format video movement, following video pioneers Paul Ryan and Frank Gillette. I edited All Area. a magazine of art and science, publishing work by Charles Olson, Kenneth Burke, Gregory Bateson and Julia Kristen. I was assistant to the art director of the op-ed page of The New York Times. Since l987, I have worked with sculptors James Metcalf and Ana Pellicer in Santa Clara del Cobre, Michoacan, Mexico where they worked with native copper smiths. Their craft school was the jewel of the technical arts education system. I curated three international exhibitions of their work, published essays, did conferences and lectures and was a Smithsonian fellow, doing research on surrealism. In 2014, Pellicer and I published James Metcalf, True Son of Hephaestus, an artist's biography, in Mexico, designed by Ricardo Salas, with support by Grupo Mexico. Presentations and lectures followed in Mexico City and New York.