“My starting point is always the practice of interrogative drawing, which is how visual ideas are put into writing. Some have described me as a polymath. My wife has dubbed me a topo-pictorial historiographer. I was born with one name and do not need another. Exploring the nexus between art, science and history, my work belongs to the tradition of traveler-artists like Jacques le Moyne, Frans Post, George Catlin and Frederic Church. Art-critical issues, polemics of style issues and canons of studio practice are of little concern to me. Excavating visual and written narratives from firsthand experience, travel and observation is my focus. ”
–JLM New York 2013