I was born and raised in Southeast Iowa. I draw inspiration from my Midwestern surroundings. I believe that accessibility to art is important. That many communities may not have access to art in a traditional sense – i.e., galleries, public museums. Stepping into a place like this can feel alienating. Public Art is a great way to fill this gap. Access to public art can be beneficial to who a person can become. I enjoy the community engagement that it can create. I wish to motivate those raised similarly to myself, to engage them with public art. To improve the townships that have supported and raised us.