PRIDE ’22 – The Culture War

PRIDE ’22 – The Culture War

Gay Pride was once about acknowledgment, liberation, and activism. Over the years, pride has changed and become a commercialized stereotype of itself, but it’s time to revisit its original intent as lawmakers mount a cultural war against the LGBTIQ+ community.

A Soul’s Quest Podcast | S2 E35/36 Part 1 & 2

A Soul’s Quest Podcast | S2 E35/36 Part 1 & 2

Jessie and Omar Ferreira of A Soul’s Quest Podcast interview me and dive deep into my history to reveal what revelations it has for my personal journey.

2021 Lil’ Feet Boot & Art Auction

2021 Lil’ Feet Boot & Art Auction

Guess who’s a featured artist in the 2021 SLC Lil Feet Boot & Art Auction. Learn more about my entry into this year’s charity auction.

The Give and Take

The Give and Take

The Give and Take Personal Expression Art January 2020 Available for purchase online Society6 I’ve been on an 8-month hiatus, but I’m finally back with new posts and a renewed sense of purpose… well, some idea of a purpose anyway. Since my last post in May ’19, I’ve been working on original puppet designs. They’re […]

Peacock Arts District (PAD) Banner Contest

Peacock Arts District (PAD) Banner Contest

This is a meditative piece featuring a personified cup of tea levitating above a plate, pictured against a bold background. Dark steam flows from the tea cup, breaking the background imagery to reveal a universal message. The positive message featured in this piece is reflected visually by the intense concentration of the tea cup. Looking upon the cup, we note subtle cracks round it’s left eye, leading us to question what hardships or traumas it has faced. The background features a hard, concrete like texture that represents the tea cup’s literal background history – hard and unforgiving, yet it’s overshadowed by the radiant rays and glow of spiritual enlightenment, fighting for focus on the center stage of the tea cup’s mind.
The layering of these elements speaks onto history that is still present and visible in our everyday lives, but overtaken by contemplation, will, and help from a higher power.

A Time for Poetry

A Time for Poetry

Papercut Heart – inspired by the poem My Heart by Michael Martinez Watercolor, 2018 I have a 13-year-old nephew named Michael Martinez that, like many boys his age, idolizes rappers, hip-hop artists and musicians that can drop rhymes without any effort. Unfortunately, many of the songs created by them, with the exception of Macklemore – whom I’ve come […]

Hamlet Coin-Pendant Project

Hamlet Coin-Pendant Project

Hamlet Coin-Pendant Jewelry Design, 2017 For a few years I’ve wanted to make a masculine opal pendant – something that just doesn’t seem to exist in the marketplace, but the cost has been incredibly high. I thought, maybe if I bought a rough opal and had it cut plain and flat as a back piece and […]

“Be Boun-TEA-ful” Acrylic Painting

“Be Boun-TEA-ful” Acrylic Painting

An unfinished painting reaches completion to help raise money for a worthy cause, bright young women in need of guidance and support.

Alchemy of the Heart Requires a Philosopher’s Soul

Alchemists searched for centuries, seeking the legendary Philosopher’s Stone, a source of power that would supply unlimited energy for alchemists to transform lead into gold, and ultimately the ability to transform anything in the physical world.