P1000508I was born in Tennessee, and grew up in Baghdad, Iraq, for my first 14 years.  I’ve been creatively driven since childhood.  I have been a practicing artist for over 13 years, and have been creating sculpture and mosaic since 2007.  I’m passionate about  large scale mosaic and sculpture installations for private, public, and community projects.  I use ceramic tile and glass in my mosaics.  My guiding artistic vision is to elegantly blend beauty, utility, and meaning.  I am excited by the context-driven transformation of environments via art into places that bring joy and inspiration, and facilitate a sense of profound connection to nature, self, and others.  My current areas of artistic expansion include community-built art, guerrilla mosaics, and making art with youth.