I was extremely lucky to be able to attend Massachusetts College of Art and later on Southern Illinois University. Both institutions were a perfect fit for me. At Southern Illinois University I was able to work with Roy Lichtenstein, Allan Kapro, Hedda Sterne, and the critic Harold Rosenberg. They were all visiting artists and they were generous with their time. I also lived on the same street as Buckminster Fuller who lived in one of his geodesic domes.