My traditional Tlingit name means, “Always digging around looking for something” which is funny because that’s what I do every day. Digging around for materials & ideas looking for ways to bring my artwork to life. I’ve been surrounded by art ever since I was young. I watched my mom sculpt an exact replica of her face and it blew my mind. She was always creating things and now I feel like I know where she was coming from. I’m constantly excited to try new things, especially now that I’ve realized that it’s not impossible to create the things I see in my mind. As I’m creating I imagine how I can transfer moments of beauty to the piece in front of me, so specific moments of my life and the story I imagined exist forever in each piece and I think that’s pretty cool.