I make art as my meditation - a way to ground myself into the n o w. Making art requires me to observe (absorb) the space that I am in, to digest my surroundings into my own perception/understanding/truth. My designs and mediums are always evolving and reflecting these experiences. 

I was born with a nomadic heart. I've lived many places and constantly seek opportunities to travel - explore. I have spent the last 10 years traveling, served in the Peace Corps in both Ecuador and Malawi, completed a metalsmith residency in Portugal, lived from the Northwest to the Southwest to the Midwest to the Northeast and now in the Mountains of Western North Carolina. I have fallen in love with many landscapes and continue to find my greatest inspiration in these journeys + unknown places.