Shawn Vandor is a writer living in Portland, Oregon, and a close personal friend of artist Eric Wert. He has a background in literature and philosophy, having received a bachelor of arts from Bard College and master of fine arts from the California Institute of the Arts. He has written at length on the history, policy and ethics of artificial insemination as well as the history of science and medicine. A collection of short autobiographical stories of his was recently translated and published in Argentina. And recently, he has begun reading and writing on the “near-infinitude” of Judaism. A recent essay is featured in Still Life.