(b. Dallas, Texas 1983) From a young age, I knew that art and music would become an integral part of my life. I have always been an introvert, and spent my youth drawing and painting in my room while half-heartedly tuning into Nickelodeon. What I lacked in popularity, I made up for in my artistic development.
My artistic expression isn't linear. I photograph live shows, construct photographic scenes of a surreal landscape or portraits, design books, zines, event fliers, websites, documentary videos, and draw anything and everything that emerges from my subconscious memories. I recently started working with a 3-dimensional canvas, and loving the process so far. Drawing and photography are my favorite mediums to work with independently as well as congruently.
There are an abundance of influences that shaped my creative trajectory: Salvador Dali, Sally Mann, David Bowie, David Lynch, Philip Glass, Patti Smith, H.R. Giger, Edward Gorey, the Parisian Surrealism movement of the 1930's, Victorian-style houses, Kurt Vonnegut, The Simpsons, Adbusters, The Guerilla Girls, thrash metal, burial sites, apparitions, avant-garde, yoga, Medieval Castles, language barriers, feminism, spirituality, (politics), and the randomness my dreams. I am a fan of museums, going to metal, punk and goth shows, playing guitar, Halloween, dark tourism, devouring novels, going for long bike rides, and getting lost in a new place.
I am a freelance multimedia artist that is in the process of becoming a sustainable digital nomad. Our planet is so beautiful and endless -- and I want to absorb as much of the world as I can while I am still here. I, like you, and everyone else on the planet is a work-in-progress, constantly reshaping myself by external inspiration. I believe that when you surrender to the dirge of the daily grind, you have fallen asleep. Recently, I have embraced my role as a societal mutant, not conforming to the rat race nor settling into a restrictive lifestyle that barres me from my dreams--and so it goes...
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