As a multimedia artist, touching in metalwork, painting, drawing, and ceramics, I tend to draw inspiration from my surroundings at the time of creation. With my jewelry work, I am heavily influenced by the delicacy of nature, combining cast found plant life to create a one-to-one copy of a one of a kind form. Using sterling silver and ancient bronze are ways I incorporate the coloring of natural objects, where bronze resembles twigs and sticks and silver is the purity of nature. Blending the fragile leaves of a plant with the durability of metal creates a piece of jewelry that embraces the strength of life. Continuing with an organic influence, my ceramic work captures fluidity and movement within a form, coinciding with the intricacy of nature through my carvings. I continue to draw my designs from nature itself, tying my work together across mediums. Embracing natural chaos into a still, 3D form is a way I use to capture a moment in time.
I grew up in a creative family, surrounded by artists of all genres. Teachers, carpenters, and glass workers influenced me throughout my life to be creative and explore my artistic abilities. I began drawing and painting at a young age, inspired by a family member who was beginning their career as an illustrator. Attending OTIS College of Art and Design for a Young Artist Workshop, and then Summer of Art helped me define my skills and solidify that a life of creating is what I wanted to pursue. I am currently getting my Bachelor of Fine Art at Humboldt State University with a minor in Art History. Jewelry and Metalwork is my medium of choice, with ceramics and painting as my other medium outlets. I hope to continue schooling and receive an MFA in the future.