Ice climbing is one of my favorite outdoor pursuits...

Ice climbing is one of my favorite outdoor pursuits...

About Me

Fueled by adventure both inside and outside the studio, I scare myself and inspire others as I express and explore life as an artist, speaker and writer.

 Detail from large carving in the retreat palace for the king of Bhutan

Detail from large carving in the retreat palace for the king of Bhutan

Current Events

I recently became the first woman to carve in the country of Bhutan when His Excellency Dasho Tshering Tobgay the Prime Minister asked me to create an artwork in a retreat palace for their revered king.

 Beckoned by summits (Teton Mountains)

Beckoned by summits (Teton Mountains)

My Inspiration

I have experienced spiritual epiphanies in nature-made cathedrals while adventuring and living in the mountains. Moments of soul-bearing insight have come to me bereft of pomp…totally unexpected. I want to share those heart-split-wide-open moments and bring a bit of Mother Nature’s grandeur and grace to people.

 photo by Justin Jane

photo by Justin Jane

In the Studio

Sculpting, drawing, painting, playing...I have an innate knack for materials and tools.

 Speaking at the TEDx event "Dreamers Who Do"

Speaking at the TEDx event "Dreamers Who Do"

Speaking

I absolutely love connecting to a crowd, young or old, small or large.  When I share an intimate look into the trials and triumphs of life on the edge (pushing my limits artistically, physically, mentally, and spiritually) - magic happens.  My hope is to offer helpful insights to shift attitudes and positively influence anyone’s ability to deal with the challenges life inevitably presents. 

 Reliquary tree sculpture installation at Billings Clinic Hospital

Reliquary tree sculpture installation at Billings Clinic Hospital

A few Kudos

Selected by WOOD magazine for their short list of “America’s Woodworking Greats” I have also been featured on the “Wood Sculpting” TV series produced by DIY, the Oxygen Network “Pure Oxygen” show and a documentary series filmed by Nestbox Collective.  My healing art sculpture installation was voted “Top 25” out of 1500 artists from 53 countries at Art Prize in 2014.

 Bhutanese prayer flags outside the studio...

Bhutanese prayer flags outside the studio...

About my home

I live a storied life at the end of a road near the top of a mountain in Montana.  My commute to work is a walk with my dog from our cozy cabin through the woods to my studio.