As I make my journey in the world I record what I see in notebooks and then translate my recordings into images and stories that I give back to the world.
Taking my cue from my father, an inventor and industrial designer, as well as Leonardo da Vinci, I am extremely influenced by the notebooks of designers and inventors; the thought process and what that looks like on paper or canvas. Whether a bowl, a car, a flying machine or a work table -- how these all came about is what fascinates me.
As much as my father got my creative juices flowing my mother's sense of story filled my imagination with thoughts of little characters and magical villages where everything was cozy and good. This is what feeds my desire to create images and stories for children.