I spent many years searching for my medium when—in 2013—I discovered my love for glass. Under the name Plant Haus I began my artistic journey by making geometric terrariums. After about a year I made myself a pressed flower pendant and that ended up opening a whole new world of design for me. I started making these pendants for my friends and before I knew it there was an increasing demand for them and I had unknowingly built myself a business.
Wall hangings are the latest installment in my line of designs and they incorporate several natural elements that have been collected here in Washington State, the place I call home.
I have always been drawn to the use of natural elements in art. I grew up in the Rockies and spent much of my childhood chasing snakes, fossil hunting and picking flowers. I believe in the notion of animism, which expresses the idea that all things have a spirit and are very much alive. My aim with my work is to capture that essence of spirit and life in a way that can be shared, honored, and enjoyed.