I came to Mendocino in June of 1995 from Berkeley, California where I
was living in a little studio under my youngest son's house with my
five-year-old grandson upstairs. I came camping, bringing my ocarina
and stopped at the ShowCase Gallery.
|The director of the gallery loved my ocarina
and invited me to return as the visiting artist for a weekend; she also
called her husband, then the director of the Mendocino Art Center, to
come see the ocarina. They were both excited and encouraging. From
that beginning, I moved to Mendocino as an artist-in-residence at the
Mendocino Art Center, where I painted, made ocarinas, and wrote the
book, "A Wake-up Call from Mother God."