I’ve been involved in art since I was a child. When the time came I attended Michigan State University to turn my passion into a career. During that time I had to transition what i knew about art into design, expanding my understanding of how to navigate the challenge of balancing form & function.
Since then, I’ve been asking myself what does it mean to be an artist. It’s a question that bears repetition because there are so many possible answers, and my own personal answer sometimes changes. When I first began creating, the question wasn’t clearly formulated and the answer was simple: "Joy." Over the years, my experiences, failures and accomplishments refined my answer to "being artist is having the skill of taking an idea and creating a tangible representation of the idea".