I 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.