Dirk Westphal is a multimedia artist. He has worked with photography, sculpture, installation, music and performance art, at times simultaneously, blurring distinctions. Westphal’s earlier work was performance-oriented. He conceived, organized, choreographed, And then fought in apocalyptically themed gladiatorial spectacles on the streets of new york City. He collected props and staged various other urban scenarios, playing dead atop Wrecked cars and playing the role of conductor in his ‘symphony of horns,’ a performance Piece in which gridlocked drivers outside of Westphal's downtown studio honked along to the Artist’s direction, creating a musical masterpiece.