MAX Maximizing St. Louis Lifestyle
November 14, 2017
“What are you doing out here?” is a question that I get a lot as an artist and designer from the southern California coast. I’ve had a number of different answers to that question over the years, but in May, I got married, and that has shifted my perspective on what makes a place, well, a home.
A number of years ago, while finishing my master’s at Washington University in St. Louis, I had the good fortune of briefly working with Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design’s Director of Exhibitions Stefanie Kirkland. That experience gave rise to a friendship with Stefanie and her husband, Chef David Kirkland (Turn Restaurant), who, a year later, asked me to work the bar at the Contemporary Art Museum during an especially busy evening. That night, I met my future wife.