Looking for Arete > About the Project

Parts and Pieces

I’ve said it before:
I work in parts and pieces, in series, over time.

Turns out...I was really serious about all of that!

Looking for Arete is a long-term project built from various components; some aspects are still in their initial stages. Currently, this is how I am categorizing the project's varied conceptual threads:

The Beautiful—Beings, Places, Things

Ruminating about beauty with what I know best: clay concrete glass paper photographs metal stone water tempera acrylic oil ink graphite light gold-leaf pearl-dust salt....

Athlete Oracle Maker Sage

Beautifully phenomenal people who exhibit arete...beautifully. Idealized portraits of their beauty.

A Piece of You

Everyone wants a piece…so be sure to hold on to what really, really matters. Precious talismans for self-preservation, made collaboratively with recipients.

Wrestling with Arete

We all wrestle with something. Six-minute mixed-media performances, focusing on grappling with the invisible double.

Put It On

T-shirts, etc. etc. Clothing, jewelry and accessories designed/worn by people who wrestle with arete.

Lessons From the Schoolhouse

Wisdom and laughter gleaned from collecting all kinds of beauty in all sorts of ways.


It's a novel, not a short story (and how Looking for Arete all began).

Project Parts and Pieces