Born May 19th 1962, in Berkeley California, his parents moved him to Halifax, Canada when he was two, and then to Spanish Harlem in Manhattan, when he was in second grade, attending P.S. 165.
Finally, they moved to Boston where he went to Brookline High school before escaping the educational system at 16. He never went to art school, but immediately began working as an illustrator and graphic artist, first at with a silkscreen company in Gloucester Mass called CYRK.
After spending some time in the hardcore punk scene of the early eighties in Boston, he became dissilusioned, and moved to Greece at 20 years of age where he worked on fishing boats, among other things. He then moved on to Berlin Germany where he did his stint with the famed NOISE records between 1984-1987.
Beyond those few facts, are a number of lifetimes and identities all rolled into one story - which many people have suggested he turn into a book. Not just about his work as a painter, but the variety of things he has done.
Unusually, after a promising beginning in art he completely turned his back on it for many years. This had to do with a lifelong search for spiritual identity that began with an enlightenmentexperience he had during those days in Berlin. It also had to do with his hero Frank Frazetta.