My name is Kailey Ricard. I’m a non-binary (she/her) artist from Calgary, Alberta. I am currently an apprentice at Blue Mountain Tattoo under @InkBySaga. I create as an excuse to bring the natural universe into my day to day life. My practice evolved from an exploration of creatures and fantasy to an incessant curiosity for all things naturally designed. I spend my research time bingeing wildlife documentaries, reading field guides, and going on hyperfocus marathons of Wikipedia articles. My recreational quality time is spent hiking, observing, and camping, exploring the wide range of emotions and ideas that the natural world inspires, and trying to pick up on the ways human or natural design has affected my surroundings. Studying biodiversity crafts personified stories that are adventurous, lively, and surreal, while highlighting matters of both the natural and unnatural world.