Navone's my middle name.
I grew up off-grid, three miles up a dirt road near the tiny town of Oakland, Or. This lifestyle lent itself to innovation and creativity, and thus I was an independent and inquisitive child, getting lost in books, my imagination and the forest alike. My sister and I imagined entire queendoms in the forest, exploring them in our moss and twig crowns, and during chore time we sang songs only we knew the words to as we helped in our mother's garden.
It came as little surprise that I pursued my love of art after high school and even less so when upon finishing a Fine Arts Degree from the U of O, I left on a three month backpacking trip through SE Asia and failed to make it home for three years. The forest I'd grown up in had grown to be an entire world that I yearned to know.
Bend, Oregon is now home, from where I've been creating and adventuring since 2010.
Navone is the manifestation of memories born from sleeping in a tent down the Eastern Coast of Africa, getting hopelessly and joyously lost in the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul, nearly kidnapped by a wonderful family in India, my DIY school bus conversion here in the mountains of Oregon, and just about a billion other things. But most of all, it's how I keep that blackberry stained little girl inside of me dreaming.
I hope you love these little bits of metal and life as much as I have.