How to start? Well, I'm single, sane, healthy and sort of normal looking on the outside, but wickedly creative on the inside, or at least nimble enough to feed myself and pay my rent with my skills and smarts. I have a brain bent for science but fell into art and I can't seem to get out, which is just as well since I enjoy making things, including my own hours. I prefer to be active, exploring trails, paddling the lake or swimming in the Springs when I'm not making something or helping someone else make something, or trying to keep said creations from blowing up or causing NORAD to raise the DEFCON threat level.
I'm adventurous and uber-inquisitive about the world around me, to the extent that I have been known to trek to the middle of nowhere in Death Valley to see places where the rocks move by themselves; jump onto a bus taking biologists into the Chernobyl exclusion zone; or take a three day side trip through Bosnia to the site of appearances by the Virgin Mary, despite not being Catholic, or even religious. I'm skeptical and agnostic, but intrigued by all that there is we don't know, awed by nature and the universe and complete humbled by my small place in them. For those who want to know, I generally score as INTP, with occasional forays into E and S.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm arranging photons into pleasing configurations (www.fluxionphotography.com
for evidence and examples). Rescuing old theaters. Collaborating with artists and choreographers. Organizing art projects that last decades. Hacking ink jet printers to make photos that last centuries. Enjoying as many of the moments as I can.
If you're interested in photography, whether we have dating potential or not, please say hello or find me on Instagram (@fluxionphotography)
I’m really good at
Finding and making images. Navigating in the dark. Creating interesting performance. Writing. Listening. Watching. Traveling. Guiding boats down rock-filled rivers. Falling off paddle boards. Swimming after lost paddle boards and kayaks. Explaining quantum physics and obscure mathematical theorems. Treading water. Carnivals. Driving cross-country. Building functional furniture. Being mistaken for native in foreign lands. Riding roller coasters. Frisbee and Disc Golf. Mastermind. Scrabble. Thumb-wrestling.
Things I'm still working on: Chess. Archery. Cello. Sticking to a workout schedule. Trimming my living space and my life down to just the important things, like an interestingly shaped Bonsai, except that the metaphor doesn't carry through to imply that I am artificially restricting my growth.
Things I suck at: Metaphor, apparently. (Joke. I'm fucking brilliant at metaphor.)
The first things people usually notice about me
Most predominantly, on first meeting, I get told that I have kind
eyes. Then it's that I'm observant. After people know me a while,
it's my stealthy, dry humor. Sometimes though, it's too stealthy,
and people who aren't perceptive enough don't even notice that I am
hilarious. It's sort of a built in test of how interesting other
people are. At least that's what I'm calling it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Murakami, Firefly, Fnord. James Morrow, Bill Frisell, Jack Johnson, Sylvia Plath, Fried Ice Cream, Buster Keaton, Neil Young, Raymond Chandler, Jameson neat, Alexi Murdoch, Russell Greenan, The Clash, Wing F. Fing, Bonobo, Pasta and Bread, Christopher Moore, Wilco, Veggie Heaven(!), Emmylou Harris, Absinthe, Richard Brautigan, Pierre Jeunet, John Coltrane, Dr Who, Peter Greenaway, Junip, RadioLab, Douglas Adams, Beethoven, Robert Anton Wilson, Mezcal, Donald Barthelme, Kurt Vonnegut, James Turrell, Mary Oliver, Charles Mingus, Steve Earle, Coen Brothers, Massive Attack, Zoe Keating, Crab Legs, Loscil, etc
The six things I could never do without
Ω ≈ 1
D = 3
ε = .007
Q = .00001
N = 10ˆ36
Λ ≈ 10ˆ-120
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Lately: The physics and body mechanics of archery. I've become a little obsessed. Also, work related: How to fit a thousand people around a single tree to watch a dance with chainsaws, jazzing up the spray from water trucks, and why it doesn't matter how big the budget on a project is, it's always 10% too small.
When not thinking about those things: Everything else. I am in love with and in awe of the world, and spend as much of my time as humanly possible seeing as much of it and learning as much about it as I can. Despite considering myself an optimist, I'm also becoming more and more convinced that we've passed the point of no return and are leaving nothing but a disastrous mess for future generations. I find it beautifully hilarious that bridal showers in Latvia include the washing of socks (there's a story, of course), and that there is a word, Mamihlapinatapai, that means, approximately, "a look shared by two people with each wishing that the other will initiate something that both desire but which neither one wants to start." How fantastic is it that there is a word for that?
On a typical Friday night I am
If I'm working, then I'm in a theater for a dance show or event,
then drinks with friends afterwards, or maybe a few games of pool.
If not, then probably a run around the lake, a swim in Barton
Springs and then the socializing. Or maybe watching a friend's
marching band or an art car derby... It could be anything really -
I run with an eclectic crowd.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
You don't wanna get mixed up with a guy like me. I'm a loner, Dottie. A rebel.
You should message me if
...are smart as hell with a smart-ass sense of humor, insatiably
curious, and in a life that's a bit unconventional in one way or
another (don't be bored).
...enjoy spontaneity whether or not it's well planned.
...are in the habit of taking care of yourself, eating reasonably
healthy and staying active.
...are strong of mind and will, or have ever been told that you
were intimidating, outspoken or opinionated.
... are ready to teach, learn, and explore together.
...know where your passport and your towel are at all times.
... Want a friend with whom to make art, exchange favorite songs,
model for photos, or ruminate on the all time greatest hits of ice
A love of moving water, radical politics or guys who shave their
heads are worth bonus points. Formidable kissing, flirting and
thumb wrestling skills automatically get you past the bouncer and
in the door. Match my banter, or beat me in a game of pool or
scrabble and I'll likely buy you flowers and make you mix-CDs.