“I grew up in Cannon Beach, Oregon but spend my summers commercial fishing with my family in Bristol Bay, Alaska where my mom is from. I graduated from Willamette University with a degree in Cultural Anthropology. I am currently apprenticing under Greg A. Robinson, a Chinook carver/artist.
As an artist I enjoy weaving, carving, and jewelry making. I use natural resources from my two homes, Oregon and Alaska. Red and yellow cedar are vital resources for all the tribes throughout the Northwest coast and Alaska. I have been lucky enough to learn all the steps of collecting and processing cedar for my projects. Other important materials are dentalium shells, porcupine quills, ivory, jade, copper, silver, and other natural materials.”
Learn more about the artist in this video we produced for her 2020 exhibition: