I call what I make art as an expression of my interest in being a professional artist. My academic focus is primarily on language and trope. Thus, most of my artwork exists comfortably between careerist economic reality and deep linguistic spelunking. I operate a performance/literature/business/art piece informally referred to as The Poem Store, a project that consists of selling spontaneous free verse composed on a manual typewriter at public events. My long term interest involves incorporating a franchised, avant-garde live-work art law school/firm that will aim to fortify the gains made by contemporary attempts to expand the territory of "art".