"Ou le songe devient la realite."

Where the dream becomes reality.

- Ferdinand Cheval


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I have an art history BA from UCLA and a master's in library science from UNC Chapel Hill. Currently, I live in the Seattle area and work in instructional design for Microsoft.

I first came across Outsider Art through Roger Cardinal's book of the same name while doing a thesis on the origins of Surrealism. Facteur Cheval's Palais Ideal was covered in this seminal art work. Grab a copy if you can find one!

I also have a professional web site, a jewelry web site, Fiore Jewelry Designs, and a site for Eastern European folk and gypsy music, which I adore.


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