Chico, CA


Morning person or night owl?

I have insomnia, so nights are fraught with sleeplessness and mornings are spent pretty tired. However, when I get a good night’s sleep, I love the mornings.

Weirdest thing in your fridge right now?

Frozen breastmilk… My roommate just had a baby.


What was the last dream you had?

Weird nightmare, kind of like squid games. I rarely have nightmares…maybe it means something, who knows. 

Artistic tool of choice?

Krink K-60 for medium sized projects, Posca for smaller stuff.


What’s the best advice you have ever received?

Nothing is original, and perfect is the enemy of good. These are both a bit counterintuitive but very helpful. Often when I’m creating something I’m worried it might look like something else, but ultimately the thing that I’m afraid it looks like probably looks like something else, which looks like something else… etc. And in the art world, nothing can be perfect and nothing is ever done until you say it is. 


What is your earliest memory of discovering art?

Winning a T-shirt coloring contest in kindergarten for the local fire department.

When did you know it was something you wanted to pursue professionally?

I’ve always been obsessed with making things and pretty goal oriented so it feels inevitable that I’d try to pursue art professionally. About a year and a half ago I started sharing my art on instagram and that’s when the more professional pursuit began. It’s definitely still in the works and I’m in no way a full time artist, however I am a graphic designer by trade so all of the money I make comes from making things. 


How do you like to describe your art?

Something that a child could do 😀  My art consists of very precise squiggles. My art is more about the total pattern that is created rather than the individual elements themselves. Each element is quite simple but what makes it come together is the line weight and spacing between each element. If they’re not uniform, it doesn’t look right.

My stuff has been compared to Mr. Doodle, who scraped his style from Keith Haring, who probably stole his shit from someone else. That’s something I grapple with sometimes but ultimately everything looks like something else. 


Your work resembles hieroglyphics, is that an intentional part or inspiration to your style?

No, but maybe it should be.

Can you share a little bit about your creative process?

My creative process is pretty crazy… I get into states of being extremely excited about making art, and I just go for it. I have to be very focused because everything I do is freestyle made up as I go. So I have to be mindful of every mark I make, if I mess up once, the whole thing is ruined. 


It seems like it can be a bit tedious and time consuming to complete a piece from start to finish. How do you find the patience to stay focused into such intricate designs?

I go a bit insane. At the beginning of every project I’m stoked, a quarter of the way in I get tired, halfway through I’m questioning why on earth I started the project, 3/4 of the way through I’m over it and just want it to be done, by the end I’m just glad it’s over with. That’s the honest truth. I’m too obsessed with completing things to quit so I inevitably finish everything I start, but it can be kind of crazy making. 


What is your next artistic goal for yourself?

I’d love to do a big mural on the side of a building. That’s my dream. If you know of one, let me know!