I wanted to post this last week but the Roses are always on the go go go. The Times did an article on my friend Banks Violette. Without him, I'd have never developed my deep deep love for art and it's contemplative powers. I'd never had opened Halo, and I would have never attempted drawing. I can't imagine how my life would have been if not for 2 distinct conversations. One on tattooing and one on A. Durers bible engravings. He doesn't IG so I can praise freely from his knowing. Google the article if you're interested. He's a powerful voice in modern art and a wonderful human.