Francois Deschamps was raised bilingually in New York City and travelled to France alone when he was 11 years old setting the tone for a life of wandering. He was studying topology at the doctoral level when a talented and generous teacher gave him the confidence to follow the childhood dream of art. This analytic education set the stage for the dance between concept and form which pervades most of his work. His art is an attempt to unravel the mystery of a multicultural world of colliding realities His arsenal is pathos, humor, and the chaotic contributions from that complex and baffling world. He sometimes thinks of himself in the third person as a character in an elaborate ambiguous narrative.