I grew up and currently live in New Hampshire. I ardently believe in our state motto: 'live free or die' - even though, I cannot really make good sense of it. But, confronted with it every day I had to have some position on it, and I have to think about it. There are countless other things like this in my life. Experimenting with how I think about these things, driven by a need to understand my 'being-in-a-place' - a sort of ontological security, is what has lead me down the paths of theory and art.