As a self-taught artist, I have always enjoyed the process of creativity. My mixed media and origami work allows my designs to be guided by my materials and the unexpected treasures in the world around me. My works sometimes take years to create and are often rebuilt and reconstructed time and again as I wait for the perfect components to foster an experience of joy, whimsy, tranquility, playfulness or possibility. The unique nature of my art exists to encourage people to slow down and appreciate those emotions that connect us to ourselves and our environment. In an increasingly mass-produced and fast-paced world, slow down and allow your imagination to run wild.