I am a Washington D.C. native who loves art, nature, and good food. Living now in Arlington, I enjoy experiencing the unique cultures of our diverse city and am happy to be a member of a growing art community. As an artist, I believe that sustainability and recycling are important and I find inspiration for art materials in ordinary day-to-day items, such as magazines. The paper mosaics I create utilize several hundred small magazine pieces which are glued together to create a mirage of life-like forms. Like putting together a puzzle, this requires many hours of persistence and visual intuition to finish. In addition, to creating paper mosaics, I find great joy in stippling portraits of iconic celebrities.