I am from the great nations of the Yurok and Pomo Nations. I am a returning resident, former Arts In Corrections participant/clerk, and currently working for
the William James Association as the Communications and Programs Assistant and Teaching Artist at California Medical Facility (CMF). I use my art to make the Native American and currently/formally incarcerated visible as a human being and contributing member of society. My connection and coexistence within the natural world, my heritage, my culture and experience inspire and shapes my artistic expression. I draw from my childhood, my spiritual practice, my memories of my incarceration, living as a Native American in today’s society. Art has been mytherapist, my freedom, my connection with my heritage and a tool for introspection.