Photographed next to "CHICKEN LIVER" from the #RuminateCLT series at our artist reception at Free Range Brewery in NoDa/Charlotte, NC. October 2015 .

Photographed next to "CHICKEN LIVER" from the #RuminateCLT series at our artist reception at Free Range Brewery in NoDa/Charlotte, NC. October 2015 .

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I am a visual artist, avid cyclist, a creative dream strategist and the founder of The Ruminate Project.  I was born and raised in the farmlands of southern Wisconsin and moved to Charlotte, North Carolina in 2008, and I eventually fell in love with the city and the emerging vibrant culture that is oozing out everywhere.  I was extremely fortunate to be able to refine my work during such an important time of creative and cultural growth in Charlotte.  Now I have recently relocated to Chicago, Illinois in order to be closer to family and I am excited to dive in and familiarize myself within the arts communities of the my new city. 

Through observation of the passion and unique idiosyncrasies of others I use my canvas to create a platform to immortalize the soul-stirring stories that I witness. This is the work that I hope to spend a lifetime doing in order to fully capture and express the captivating spirit of optimism and adventure that moves us all. 

From my perspective creativity has no boundaries unless we individually put them there.  I created The Ruminate Project to focus on collaborative projects that evolve the way we define and the way that we encourage creative expression. By massively supporting the creativity that goes beyond traditional arts, we can offer individuals the opportunity to remain focused on understanding their passions and the freedom to eliminate the fears that have created boundaries.

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There is always another way. 

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