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Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation.
— Charlotte Bronte

About ANVIL | Have cheese, will travel

I am an Alaskan. 

Though this vast state has been the catalyst for many transformations in my life, it does not mark the beginning. I was led here, somewhat hesitant, but now with over a decade spent in this adoptive home, I admit that the beauty and isolation of Alaska has irreversibly saturated my identity.

I took the academic slow road that incorporated such adult themes as travel, marriage, mortgage, quarterly-life crisis and gainful employment, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2016. I am currently a full-time studio artist.

I have a passion for truth, peanut butter and deep breathing, (having lived without each of them for a time,) as well as a sincere lack of patience for arrogance, tasteless health food and reckless driving, (having always been in their presence, it seems.) I aspire towards simplicity, but tend to overly complicate everything in pursuit of it. 

I like to make. I also like to obsess about what I make, though I prefer to think of it as just loving really hard. I like to hide a little bit more than I like to be found. I like to miss buses that I'm expected to take and linger in quiet spaces. I like cheese. 

I partake in a few select outdoorsy Alaskan pastimes, but you'd just as soon find me curled up on the couch with an epic sci-fi novel.

Welcome. I’m glad you’re here.