As a child I found myself in need of escape from the world around me.
I discovered that stories could take me beyond the realm of the flesh into a place where I could share the ideas and philosophies of people from any time and any place.
The stories that had the greatest impact on me were the various mythologies of our species. Especially the Greek stories.
As the roots of my aspiration towards a life of creation started with the fertile visions of the Greeks, I thought it would be appropriate to invoke the deity Techne, who is regarded as a goddess of art, craft, skill, magic and invention.