Don Chaffer is a mixed media artist, whose interest in linoleum monoprints led him into all sorts of trouble with acrylic, ink, and collage as well. Chaffer finds he is captivated by three visual experiences that find their way into his art. The first: old subway walls that have been postered over multiple times, and how they bear shapes and textures from the past, like visual echoes. The second: simple geometric shapes, circles, squares, and other mischievous polygons which are satisfying in their own right, but become exponentially more interesting and complex when two or more come together. And the third: the riddle of lines. Why are some more satisfying than others? What makes a line feel loose and free, or strict and clean? When he isn't making visual art, Chaffer is a songwriter who fronts the band Waterdeep with his wife, Lori Chaffer, as well as a record producer/engineer & composer/lyricist/librettist for music theater.