Here, we ask designers to take a selfie and give us an inside look at their life.
Hometown: San Francisco.
Studio location: Los Angeles.
Describe what you make: I make sculptures that explore dichotomies and change; the spaces in between. My most recent body of work uses ceramic chainmail and hand-woven beaded nets.
The most important thing you’ve designed to date: A studio practice focused on celebrating the imperfect, the impermanent, and beauty.
Describe the problem your work solves: I’m not sure it solves a problem, but I like to think my work re-centers thinking through making as a tool for reflection and self-discovery. It asks more questions than it could ever answer which is delightfully freeing.
Describe the project you are working on now: I continue to expand my use of shifting and kinetic materials like chains and nets to build larger and more complex sculptures.
A new or forthcoming project we should know about: I just opened my debut solo exhibition at Stroll Garden in Los Angeles, which is up now through May 13!
What you absolutely must have in your studio: I always have tea, music, and lots of room to move around. I think best when I’m pacing the studio or enjoying the L.A. sun coming through the studio windows.
What you do when you’re not working: I love cooking for people and taking walks in the park to have a picnic.
Sources of creative envy: I really admire Louise Nevelson—her work but also her wild life. She was always pushing forward with such energy.
The distraction you want to eliminate: Self-doubt. It really is useless.
Concrete or marble? Marble.
High-rise or townhouse? Townhouse.
Remember or forget? Remember.
Aliens or ghosts? Ghosts.
Dark or light? Can’t have one without the other.