Born and raised in San Diego, California, a soul forged upon the shores of the golden coast. Art and aesthetics have always been a part of my life, from endless doodles on the backs of homework assignments to the perfect arrangement of objects within my space. The search for beauty in everyday life has always been a natural impulse of mine. Though I am self-taught, I have drawn wisdom from the many great masters that have come before me. By absorbing great works of art, paintings, architecture, music, film, & dance I am inspired by the human imagination, its forms, shapes, colors and textures and find great truths within all of its expressions. Always seeking to greater articulate the majesty of the natural world, art making and philosophy seem to be the greatest tools we have. The tools we use to tell our stories are very important to me, whether brush, pen, drum or hammer, how we wield these tools reflects our commitment to the craft. Observing the ripples in water, the patterns revealed in stone, soil, cloud and fire I draw upon all of this in my work. Creating art is a meditation for me, a way to calm my mind and bring me into the present moment, a therapy and friend. Attempting to breath life into the deepest parts of myself and observe that which grows from within. Through darkness and light, gems of wisdom are relieved to me to share with my community. I know that every one of us was born with special gifts and a deep calling to contribute to the human family, my art is an attempt at living the truth of that knowing.