In the years that followed he painted and photographed landscapes of Fire Island, NY and exhibited his work at the annual Ocean Beach Arts & Crafts Show. In 2005 he enrolled at Dowling College in an effort to finish his education and obtain his BA. He studied Political Science, Art and English Literature. During this time, he served on the college newspaper (The Lion’s Voice) as graphic designer/photographer and reporter. In 2011 he graduated with honors. He has written and published short stories, poetry and completed his first novel that same year.
Cascone is a self-taught musician and has been playing flute, tenor and soprano saxophone professionally for 4 decades. He has performed with R&B and Jazz groups on Long Island, NY. His musical inspiration derives from jazz greats of the Be Bop era, such as John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Dexter Gordon and Cannonball Adderley. His interest in music has inspired a series of paintings that focus on these historic icons of music.In April 2012 he broke with tradition and developed a new painting technique he calls Dimensional Surfacing. This method has enabled him to express deeper human emotion that derives from the subject of ENTROPY, introduced by Rudolf Arnheim, the perceptual psychologist/philosopher who taught at Berkeley in 1971.
In September 2017, he relocated to Lyman, South Carolina with his wife, Charlene. Since then, the artist has produced dozens of landscapes of Greenville. In 2020 he was commissioned to paint a mural, measuring 7ft. by 11ft., that can be
seen at The Greene Apartments, 1108 Main Street, Greenville, SC.