"Since I was a kid I wanted to be an artist. The act of conveying the world as I saw it intrigued my senses. I continued to cultivate these new found skills and building upon them with new techniques as I was taught throughout my school years. In College I had my first experience with hot glass. On the first day of class there were huge ovens glowing orange with radiant heat from the fire inside. Mesmerized by the immense heat and energy it took to maintain the molten glass, it caught my attention. Pilchuck introduced me to the international glass art community which I am a part of now. I graduated with a B.A. in Visual Arts from UC San Diego in 2004.
I make my sculptures according to what I perceive to be meaningful objects to live with. Through my experiences on this earth and what I have witnessed, what I have been shown by others and that which I learned myself influence my work. The sculptures you see are the ideas which I have deemed worth attempting to bring forth from my imagination into this reality. Inspired by intriguing patterns found in nature and the amazing relationships shared by all living things I make art to share the beauty of life with others."