Hello and welcome! I’m an artist working with various mediums, makeup being the one I’ve been involved with the longest and most deeply. This way of painting my world, a therapeutic means of expression through which so many relationships have formed, bloomed and transformed. This craft has moved me thousands of miles, unlocked more doors than I would have ever imagined and created space for massive amounts of collective healing through the virtue of expression alone not to mention all the stories and information shared on set. The places we have been taken together, the faces we have been invited to touch and adorn; ever grateful I am for this outlet of expression weaving me together with so many beautiful beings.
I've been fascinated with the transformative properties of color for as long as I can remember and have vivid visions of staining my skin with harvested blackberries as a kid. It was in these early years that I learned how sticky spider webs feel on fingertips and that "dirt don't hurt" when you want to consume a fallen fruit. Today I honor vibrancy and quirkiness paired with a clean, natural aesthetic and purposely stain my fingers when eating pomegranates or beets for the joy alone. Color is highly therapeutic and I love to enliven the vision of those who wear and view my work.
Makeup and photography as artistic mediums entered my life as healing modalities in 2003. Recovering from Leukemia with a foggy chemo brain, the various colors, textures and shape shifting the shadows offered encouraged a freedom of expression when words could rarely be found. I learned that there is great power in this as life imitates art. In 2009 I made the decision to pursue a professional career in makeup and have since freelanced for myself and several cosmetic lines in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, Miami and Los Angeles. I also indulge my love of photography, have learned how to better manipulate a camera and continue to refine my relationship with light.
Enamored by the notion of "treasure", I have always collected material that inspired me for one reason or another. Early memories include rounding up lone sequins on department store floors to stitch together. The art of deconstructing jewelry and clothing to reuse and transform the materials into something new I learned through collaging as a 3 year old. Today I use these treasure foraging skills to combine up-cycled materials and breathe new form into them creating jewelry, herbal dolls, sleep & medicine/meditation masks. Most recently I’ve learned how to metalsmith and am challenging myself with design and bringing shape and form to raw material, rather than reworking and transforming what already exists. I look forward to perfecting the practice and integrating the art into my offering in years to come. All items are made with ethically sourced, oftentimes up-cycled, organic materials charged with reiki, solfeggio frequencies and / or channeled specifically for custom orders.
In honoring my spirit and gift of sensitivity I have learned several modalities of energy work and practice shamanic and healing arts. I am a Reiki Master and Teacher, Theta Healing Practitioner and Percussion Therapist. Everything I create I do with divine intention. There is always more than meets the eye channeled into what is created and I utilize a variety of mediums to evoke and harness the vibrations present in what I create whether it is a physical item crafted or transient experience (medicinal makeup, reiki session, bodywork).
I am currently based in California. However you were led to me, it's a pleasure to make your acquaintance.