Welcome! I’m m/branson (she/her), a multidisciplinary monster making their way through the universe. The monster perhaps conveys my mind, as opposed to my entire self. A calm exterior belies a brain working to parse and combine the observed world into bite-sized nuggets of joy. I’m an artist and designer and writer and photographer and host and...you get it. I enjoy creating things. Perhaps it would be more accurate to say I enjoy observing and interpreting things. Previously I fell into the title trap where I attempted to distinguish art as creating for me vs. design as creating for others. This is just...not true. I am part of everything that comes out of me, no matter who it’s for. And let’s be honest, I make art for an audience, because art doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Also, I make art because it’s a challenge and it’s fun. Before working in the visual space I spent ~7 years as a Firefighter/Paramedic. That work took me to Antarctica, which became a pivotal life experience and shaped my outlook on what matters. It was there I realized I wanted to make a life, not a living. I’m an avid traveler and reader and sleeper. I believe meditation and the study of the metaphysical-interconnected-ness-of-it-all unlocks my best work. Cycling makes me smile and push myself physically. I am happiest in the surf and most often travel to places that support that habit. I’m lucky enough to have found a person with whom I love to do all of the above. If you see these themes emerge and merge in my work, now you’ll know why. Boundaries only exist in our heads. If you’re keen to follow along, please subscribe and/or find me on Twitter. Thanks for being here!
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