Originally from Texas pausing briefly on the Ozark Plateau and along the Puget Sound John Humphries feels the Miami Valley is a location for locking in roots. Having completed degrees in Architecture, and Fine Arts in Design, John is now Professor of Architecture and Interior Design at Miami University. John is a visual artist, gardener, and designer. He starts by researching a particular event in the landscape or mythological character. After study, several attempts are made at sketching a version of the drawing representing the ephemeral quality or figure. Next, a recipe is formulated and followed between five and eighteen times.