When I was a young boy, my mother built a miniature house in 1:12 scale and said it was for me. I knew that building it was a source of joy and peace for her; and that giving it to me was likely just an excuse for her to make more furniture and eventually more houses, but it rubbed off on me. While I enjoyed playing around with them at the time, probably not more than my G.I. Joe or Star Wars figures. As it turns out though, I don’t make action figures for a living. Now in my 40s, I work full-time as an artist, maintaining a gallery in Asheville’s famed River Arts District. I’ve also turned my attention to making mid-century miniature furniture and creating miniature paintings. There’s no better job in the world than creating that which can sustain our lives committed to creating more.