There are many artists and cultures that inspire me and influence my style, from the self taught to the formally trained, I fit somewhere in the middle. My work reflects my love of patterns, texture and organic shapes found in nature combined with my interest in kinetics and form. I enjoy contrasts of metals and surface treatments; organic and industrial, heavy and light, rough and refined. Another strong influence with my aesthetic is my love for African culture, especially from the Horn of Africa. The Islamic influence in textiles speaks to my love of patterns and nature.