I have lived in the East Bay since 1993 working in the biotechnology field, teaching at UC Berkeley, and maintaining an active art studio in Emeryville. I have always been interested in the intersection of art and science and how and when innovation emerges from an experiment or the canvas. My science office and my studio are connected and I jump back and forth every day. Early in my science career it became apparent that the most important ingredient of invention was the people involved, and that diversity... in thinking and culture... gave one the greatest chance to create something truely important or remarkable. In my painting, I have created a composite of the intersection of culture, architecture, art, alternative medicine, and people, set in the East Bay where innovation is continually establishing a new series of myths that drive our lives.