I grew up in Trumbull, Nebraska, and I am currently pursuing a degree in English and Studio Art with an emphasis in ceramics. As a queer artist, I draw inspiration from my upbringing in a rural town and the isolation that came with it. Although this was often an adverse experience, I recognize the unique perspective it has provided me. In my practice I wish to portray the states of mind I’ve come to understand and the wisdom I’ve gained as a result of having so much time to reflect. I most enjoy producing work that’s illustrative and/or abstracted, and I am looking forward to continuing to familiarize myself with the medium of clay.