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I have come across individuals in books, art, performance, records, film, and occasionally in person, who have had a great impact on my thoughts and life. These people or groups of people have created objects, idea, or processes that have deep meaning embodied in innovative form, and have executed them with virtuosity.

At some point I have half-jokingly referred to each of them as “one of my heroes,” but I've always shied away from setting them down. The list changes over months and years. With luck exposing them in such a flexible medium will keep the list from becoming calcified (and with it my outlook and focus).

Art
    Paul Cezanne
    Arshille Gorky
    Richard Diebenkorn
    Roberto Matta
    Eva Hesse
    Alberto Giacometti

Design
    William Morris
    Charles Rennie Mackintosh
    Juste Aurele Meissonier

Performance
    Trisha Brown

Music
    Thelonious Monk
    Anton Webern
    Kruder and Dorfmeister
    Nine Inch Nails
    Bela Bartok
    Bach

Film
    Stanley Kubrick
    Roman Polanski
    Alain Resnais
    Jane Aaron
    Hollis Frampton
    Ernie Gehr
    Al Jarnow
    Alfred Hitchcock

Philosophy
    Lao Tsu
    Ludwig Wittgenstein
    Friedrich Nietsche

Literature
    Samuel Beckett
    Julio Cortazar
    Thomas Pynchon
    Alain Robbe-Grillet
    Marcel Proust

Science/Natural Science
    Michael S. Gazanniga
    Stephen Jay Gould