My Creative Loves - Architecture


I grew up in a rather eclectic household - my mom is a musician, and my dad runs his own widow cleaning business. As a kid, I would spend half of my summers touring and performing with my mom, and the other half helping my dad clean widows. To this day I can still wield a mean squeegee . . . and pack in and out a show like a pro roady.

Though out the years I spent helping my dad I saw a lot of windows and the houses they were part of. However, there’s one set of windows that stand out in particular . . . Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin located in Spring Green, WI. As we polished each window to a sparkling clean, my dad and I got the chance to take a closer look at all the behind the scenes action and architecture not usually seen by the general public.

I can still remember how cool it was to explore the nooks and crannies of Taliesin and see all the details of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural design. I think it’s safe to say that my early love of architecture was formed in part by these explorations.

From the grand and ornate Baroque, to the romantic, to the minimalist, and even the rustic - I am an architecture lover. I find it endlessly fascinating how each building has a story to tell through design, and I love how walking through different architectural creations can completely transform my mood, and inspire me to look at the world in a slightly different way.

For me this transportive feeling is such an important part of the creative process. As a musician, my goal is to create something through music, tell a story in a slightly different way than it's been told before, and in in the processes transport my audience away with me on the journey.