Photo credit: Jason Edelstein 

I'm a printmaker and book artist raised in Colorado, currently completing my MFA at UC Santa Barbara in California. Though I'm in my element in the American West I've also spent extended amounts of time in Canada, Sweden, and Japan.

My partner, hydrologist Zion Klos, and I recently completed Climate Odyssey, a year-long sailing expedition and art and science collaboration. This project combines my interests in book arts, photography, science communication, and social practice art. For more details check out

I'm an environmental artist on the move, gathering conceptual and aesthetic influences in the form of places I’ve lived and traveled. Using observations of a location as a point of departure, I merge craft and concept in an effort to heighten ecological awareness in a viewer and encourage contemplation and stewardship of specific places.

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Research Discoveries Lead to Art of Science Competition, Daily Nexus, University of California at Santa Barbara, April 2017

First Year MFA Student to Present Work at Annual Meeting of American Geophysicists' Union, UCSB Department of Art, December 2016

Grist 50: Innovators working for a Green, January 2016

Couple Sails through Grad SchoolUniversity of Idaho College of Natural Resources, Winter 2015 - 2016

Climate Journeys Part III: Creating a Map of Coastal Climate Change Adaptation, (guest blog entry) June 2015

The Art of Science, How a Moscow Couple Plans to Save the World, Inlander Newspaper, April 2015