put good things into the world
The natural world is filled with graceful grit. I translate the perseverance of strong organisms into fine art and crafts.
If you are looking for something out of the ordinary to give your friend, lover, mediocre acquaintance, mother in law, frenemy, appliance repair person, cousin, really anyone, then consider supporting artists and makers -- like me! Buying local, shopping small, and supporting individuals is one way to create connection and strengthen community. You can buy some of my work here online, at an upcoming pop-up shop, or stop by my San Jose studio and pick out something you like.