because herbs are the best. It's mind-blowing that there are plants out there that interact with our bodies in a supportive way for a variety of health needs - it's a beautiful relationship.
because my work begins in a very linear nature; and because line speaks to lineage as well.
because I aim to honor the land and be a steward of the land; a deep connection with the land is important to me.
I also find joy in thinking of it as “Herbal Landline,” like my art could serve as a hotline for some of your herbal connection needs. Nothing replaces the experience of being in the presence of a plant, but if that’s not accessible to you, perhaps my art can help.
Landline also feels like an older technology - it's a rotary dial candlestick model. Still modern, but not as universal as a touchtone phone of the 80’s, or as addictive and invasive as a cell phone, which comes with the societal assumption that you should be around all the time to respond to calls, texts, emails, and dozens of app notifications.
one part Frida Kahlo, one part Tasha Tudor
going outside to see how all my plant friends are doing
I love myths that involve the underworld in its many interpretations
Chamomile all the way, all day
either manicotti or stuffed shells...or just straight from the container with a spoon.