earliest childhood memory, Išve been working as an artist
and musician, with an additional strong interest in electronic
nearly twenty years, my primary focus was on producing original
fine art, with lithography as my primary medium. This is a
highly difficult and technical medium, involving a lot of
chemistry, photography, physics, electronics and hard, physical
labor in addition to the imagination and eye-hand skills that
are apparent in the images. I exhibited widely in juried shows
and non-profit art spaces, receiving quite a few awards and
honors. In fact, it was an Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist
Fellowship that made it possible for me to purchase my first
Macintosh in 1987, and I have been addicted to them ever since.
Thus, it makes sense that I would end up working with them
by strong curiosity and an interest in problem-solving, I
conducted my own endless research and experimentation. This
helped me develop a comprehensive knowledge of the Macintosh
Operating System, along with the widespread working abilities
of applications for fields like telecommunications, audio,
graphics, web-publishing, multi-media and desktop-publishing.
1987, one of the applications shipping with the Mac was HyperCard.
I quickly discovered the embedded scripting language, and
found that I had a natural knack and interest in writing instructions
for the computer to follow. This eventually led to my being
able to automate repetitive tasks for myself and others. When
Apple introduced AppleScript, this scripting ability was freed
from being tied to one application and could be applied system-wide
for inter-application communication. I have since developed
scripting applications for a number of companies, saving them
countless man-hours by automating repetitive tasks. Now, one
of my biggest Mac strengths is finding a way to script anything
that involves doing the same actions over and over.
have worked with Crossword Solutions since the beginning on
a project-by-project basis, most of which has involved scripting
and process automation. For the last three years, I have been
with them on a more full-time basis, also offering office
management and phone support.
addition to my work with lithography and computers, Išve also
spent a lot of time studying and performing American roots
music. Although I appreciate the entire spectrum of American
musical history, my focus in on blues pioneers like Charlie
Patton and Mississippi John Hurt, as well as old-time country
artists like Charley Poole and Alfred Reed. Išve performed
solo since the mid-60s, and play with some old-time string
bands, such as Turkeys in the Straw. I was a 1995 nominee
in the Best Blues/R&B instrumentalist category in the Columbus
Music Awards, and have appeared at the Central Ohio Folk Festival,
the Columbus Arts Festival and the Worthington Folklife Festival;
on the public radio station WCBE; and as the opening act for
Loudon Wainright III, Pierce Pettis, Michael Hurley and J.J.
Cale, among others.
have also dabbled in film, video, comics, poetry, short stories,
painting and electronic music.
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