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origins

I was born in Los Angeles in 1964, assigned male, and named Glen Bennett Cook.  One of those three things went well long-term.  I still love LA.

influences

My father was a professional artist doing photo-realistic renderings of navel warfare systems. But he taught me to paint trees in oils.  He never liked anything else I painted.  That's okay - he was wrong about other things, too (see "origins). 

 

directions

I went to engineering schools instead of art school, and that's all gone well.  I have a Ph.D., and helped invent the glass in the screen you're looking at.  I still made art.  This site is about that.

future

My art is about how I perceive and understand existence.  I'll keep exploring, and sharing.