I was born and raised in NYC. I was educated and worked as an artist but now I focus on the fine arts, theatre and music. My SS check allows me to work on my own projects every day and therefore I consider myself "on the dole" like so many great American artists during the Depression.
I have written and produced a dozen plays. Luna County, New Mexico is one of those places where you can say, :Hey, let's put on a play!" and it happens. I live in a tiny town where I have worked as a singer/songwriter and playright/actor and I exhibit my paintings regularly at our local library and the cafe across the street.