Alex Hood is a visual artist and designer creating works somewhere between pluriform pseudo-worlds of photomontage and digital manipulation. He acknowledges sample culture as a bedrock of his work: specifically musicians who move to sample and sequence, to evolve sounds and create new movements in music. His visual interpretation of "sampled works" is an analog to this idea in music and owes as much to the expression of sequenced samples in quilt-making. The Locus of Fragmentation is his current exploration of the ramifications of social adaptation within a bifurcating society. Alex's family is from New Orleans, but he was born in south Florida, and sun-ripened in South America. He would like to acknowledge his teachers: the humidity in New Orleans, Grace Jones, John Carpenter, and his daughter Vivian, his greatest teacher.