Colorful, Shiny, and Swirly
I have always loved art and making beautiful whimsical things. Being that I was raised by two old hippies, I am a huge fan of the Grateful Dead. I love anything colorful, shiny, swirly, and psychodelic. Nature and fantasy have always been huge influences on my work! I have always made a lot of stuff with frogs, flowers, fairies, mermaids, octopi, and bugs.
I am currently an apprentice of a 60 year old silversmithing and stone cutting studio. I also have a BS in art education from SIUE. I love working in metal, mostly silver and bronze! I also work with wax for casting in metal! Of course drawing, painting, ceramics, stonecutting, stained glass, photography, printmaking, sewing, and textile arts are all great loves as well!