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My connection to the arts began with paper-cut collages along with pyrography (wood burning). Later I earned a Visual Communications degree, took wood shop classes, and learned how to work a CNC laser engraver at The Bellingham Foundry Makerspace. During these experiences, I fell in love with the creative freedom of combining hands-on styles with new technologies.
Why “Sunspot”? I grew up in southern New Mexico and my favorite memories come from adventures at my family's shared cabin off Sunspot Highway in NM's Sacramento Mountains. Riding horses, building tree forts, cooking around a campfire, story telling, getting lost in the woods with the dogs... my most grounding memories come from being outside and swallowing up everything nature has to offer.
In 1995, my family and I moved to Bellingham, Washington. “Where the forest meets the ocean”, my mom says. Here in Washington, we traded in our horses for bikes, sailboats, and running shoes. Although the move was a worthy family decision, it wasn't the easiest transition for me. Yet gave my love for the outdoors and the arts whole new levels of meaning and inspiration.
Sunspot is a way I hope to bring value to lives through the imaginative and therapeutic qualities artwork gives. And, I hope these art pieces help remind us to keep getting out and amongst it!
Made with Love in Bellingham, WA