I am always looking at and learning from the work of others. I have an unruly collection of bookmarked web pages, no-flash iPhone photos, museum store postcards, sketchbook notes and a mountain of books both digital and paper. I'm working on a concise statement about how specific artists have impacted my work; however, it's less about individual influence and more about the connections I make between a multiplicity of disparate sources. Here are a few:

Painters: Brian Routenburg, Wayne Thiebaud, JMW Turner, Daniel Kohn, Hiroshi Sato, Hung Liu, Jenny Saville, Kehinde Wiley, Cy Twombly, Emily Carr, Georgia O'Keefe, Michael Hall, Zaria Forman, Travis Somerville

Ceramic Work: Arnold Annen, Zemer Peled, Katie Spagg, Courtney Mattison, Ashley Lyon, Ian McMahon

Installations: Celeste Bourgnois, Camille Utterback, Ansel Adams (+Boulders and Bones), Sheela Gowda, Christina Iglacias, Ragnar Kjartansson, Christina Kubisch, William Kentridge, Yayoi Kusama, Zheng Chongbin

Writers: Francis Stark, Roxane Gay, Sarah Kay, Melissa Lozada-Olivia, Mary Oliver, Annie Dillard, Sarah Thornton, John Krakauer, Brené Brown, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Carrie Brownstein, John Gottman, Ed Viesturs, Michelle Alexander, Laura Goldstein, Sue Johnson