My art is inspired by Gvnega, the Cherokee word for "scenic overlook" or "viewpoint". Through plaster, texture, and glyph, I aim to create a tactile representation of these locations that evoke a sense of being there. Spending many hours as my dad’s copilot, I had a chance to see the ground below at slower speeds and lower altitudes. My father's Cherokee heritage memories of flying with him influence my commitment to honoring and preserving nature. I hope to inspire others to appreciate and protect the natural world through my work.