"Art begins where the brutal, the affected, and the trivial end” --Giovanni Sagantini, Artist; uncle of Ettore Bugatti.
This website is a personal expression of my artistic and aesthetic values. I live in Los Angeles, California, where I work for a high-tech start-up in advanced engineering. I lived for a decade in Vienna, Austria, where I was a reporter for two well known international American newspapers and where I authored three books. This work was noted by the owner of a prominent art collection in that city, resulting in a collaboration that intensified my belief that philosophical and artistic values, both abstract and technological, must be protected as the standard-bearers of high civilization. I have also studied and worked on the East Coast, in Manhattan and Washington DC.
I am the author of a history of monarchist-communist civil war in southeastern Europe in World War II that was published by John Wiley & Sons in 2010. I have a novel due out soon entitled The Last Will and Testament of Western Man that I am publishing under my own imprint. This will be followed by a book of essays on the much-missed and much-needed aristocratic view of life, entitled The Forest and the Faustian Soul. Then, too, there is a small film in the works inspired by The Magnificent Ambersons and A Man for All Seasons. A busy season to bear rich fruit.
Thank you for stopping by--MCK