I am a New York based cultural anthropologist with a concentration on the native cultures of the Americas. I also create eco-friendly, wearable paper bow ties. As an anthropologist who teaches cultural awareness, eco-conservation and social egalitarianism; I became inspired to deconstruct the formal symbolism of the elite, black tie statement and revamp the 'bow tie' into a unisex, multi-diverse, social statement. I use paper instead of fabric due to its everyday usage and its ties to the natural world (trees). My inspiration comes from nature and from the everyday. My artistic influences stem from minimalist Japanese panel art, which emphasize scenes of nature. The art of paper folding is also an aspect of my Beaux-Tie creations.