Everett Hoffman grew up in the great state of Idaho—not on a potato farm, but in the suburbs. Much of his life was dedicated to leaving Idaho and in 2013 he successfully moved to Seattle and began working as a jeweler. He is currently living in Richmond, Virginia attempting not to get heat stroke or sun burnt waiting for grad school to start. Everett works primarily with metalsmithing techniques to explore ideas of adornment, environmental relationships, and queer identity. His work questions the way these relationships are represented and perceived by juxtaposing material and imagery to create work that engages a dialogue between the viewer and wearer. His current body of work examines how everyday objects act as symbols and reminders of our slowly changing climate.