Location: Los Angeles.
Duration: About a year.
Staff: Just me.
Education: Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.
Cultural Influences: Craft books, 1950's children's books, fruit carvings, topiary gardens, vintage Lucite box purses, all birds including vultures and songbirds, Hello Kitty and friends, comics, Sleater-Kinney and Czech animation.
Environment: I recently got a studio space, outside of my home, that I share with some talented artists and illustrators, like Souther Salazar, Esther Watson, Mark Todd, Calef Brown and Martha Rich (www.yosemitestudio.com). I love having air conditioning, high ceilings, natural light and not working on the floor by my bed anymore. Also, I was hoping that with this studio I would switch to "normal" working hours, but I'm still such a night owl.
Philosophy: In my art, I try to find that balance between simplicity and delicate details. Sometimes, it's just as important to know what's been subtracted as it is to know what has been added. All my work is finished by hand rather than the computer because to me, there is something meaningful about using tactile materials.