Within the last ten years I have had on occasion the privilege to speak of my background and how that has informed and affected my art practice.
Excerpts from these presentations can be found by following the links below:

In 2007 I gave a short speech about why I believe art is important in a  world that experiences brokenness.
In 2009, on Fathers Day,  I gave an address at sermon time at St Philip Church about growing up with my father and how it has affected my understanding of good and evil.
In 2016 I was invited by Wendy Welch, the director of Vancouver Island School of Art, to give  a talk to that year’s Advanced Drawing Class.