I'm a musician and sculptor based in Portland, Oregon. For most of my life I've been balancing my passions between making folk music and creating ceramic sculpture. When I'm not on tour playing music in theaters and folk clubs around the world, I can be found in my sculpture studio with my hands in wet clay making things I've been seeing or dreaming about while on the road. The number one inspiration for my art is the natural world and finding expressive and engaging ways to portray what I see and feel. Whether it's an accurate biological rendering or a stylized and surreal statement, my process almost always begins with me imagining a creature, person, or structure (sometimes all at once) somehow differently. I try to capture the duality of what is fierce and fragile in the form - the tension between survival and surrender, something we all endure as part of this wildly changing planet.