Most, if not all, of my influences have come from my roots in which I grew up in. Starting from a young age, I have always loved being outdoors, hiking, taking in all the scenery. I am drawn to how the plants and animals move in space and the many different forms they each hold. The way nature is unending, constantly changing throughout time, to me, is similar to my practice. I hadn’t realized it before, but when I look into all the work I have done, everything either is directly related to nature, or embodying the elements nature holds.