i am a teacher/artist. my day job is teaching painting, design, photography and printmaking to students 16-18 years at a private school. i prepare them for university and encourage them to be like 'weeds and grow anywhere'; to ask difficult questions of those that think they are their betters and dont stop till you get the answers you need. i then add, but give them the answers they want but find your own voice - they mark your work remember that.
as an artist - i paint, use video (mainly mpegs because of their grunge quality) and i use word/text layered into visual text. i actually love to find a word and then abuse/deconstruct its sound, its meaning and manipulate it any which way in an effort to find the joy of its sound. however, i often times use language in a loosely poetic fashion out loud more in the style of scat singing.