Born and raised in Germany, I came to the Bay Area in the late 90’s. I studied graphic design in Germany and at the Art Center College of Design, and worked in packaging design for several years. Both my upbringing abroad and my training, influence my work today. I love to incorporate text or writing to infuse meaning into my art, often as a textural element that still carries a message. My inspirations come from nature and often from my thoughts and emotions triggered by social, political and philosophical issues. Much of my art aims to inspire thought and discussion. Currently, I work with acrylics, sometimes enhancing details with oil pastels.