I was born in Ft. Colins, CO, raised in the suburbs of Boise, ID, moved to Brooklyn, NY where I attended Pratt Institute. I work as a part-time freelance graphic designer and make paintings when I'm free. My most-special inner treasures are memories of weeks spent within the deep mountain wilderness of the Payette National Forest while working as a member of the Weiser trail crew in Idaho.
What I’m doing with my life
I work as a freelance graphic designer for a family-oriented book/calendar company, design/layout for art books, and other design related projects (Wu-Tang affiliated). I'm a devoted painter and try to do that whenever possible. Playing roller hockey, camping, seeing art, etc...
I’m really good at
Making things and critical thinking, though I'd rather say I'm better at being empathetic.
I think my paintings are really good, let me know if you want to see them!
The first things people usually notice about me
I've got big eyes or maybe it's just long eyelashes. Some friends call me intense, others call me "wild boy".
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
-Leos Carax's films
-Horace Pippin's paintings
-Catherine Murphy's paintings
-Peanut Butter Wolf's 12/12/12 12-hour mix
-Ellen Altfest's paintings
-Star Trek: The Next Generation
-Henry Taylor's paintings
-Phillip Guston's paintings
-Werner Herzog's films
-Panda Bear - Sirius XMU Mix
-Triple Six Mafia - Underground Vol.1 1991-1994
-2001 A Space Odyssey
-David Foster Wallace's writing
-Maria Lassnig's paintings
-The character Judge Holden from Blood Meridian
-"Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives"
-The epilogue of "The Border Trilogy" by Cormac McCarthy. Long live Billy Parham. All of Cormac's stuff I hold in very high regard.
The six things I could never do without
Music, books, notebook, pen, bike, computer (admittedly)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
New ideas, stories, different ways of seeing. Humankind's role in the universe or like the infinite possible realities and the bounty of potential, ways to stay optimistic. Very into mindfulness, so keeping calm and not getting too critical.
On a typical Friday night I am
With friends out and about. Making art.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I meditate every morning
You should message me if
Like art and mountains? Want to take a walk?