John D Richards – Burnsville, NC
John was born in 1936 in Fon duLac, Wisconsin. He was raised in Chicago, Illinois; Pilot Knob, New York; St. Just, Puerto Rico; and other assorted places of rare beauty. He received an education at Union College, in Schenectady and Pratt Institute, in Brooklyn, but seems to have misplaced it due to careless living. In 1963 John left his last honest job—teaching—and has been creatively unemployed ever since. John makes art in many media including plaster, pewter, plastic, wire, paper, and of course, the ever ubiquitous trash.