Cayla is an outstanding young artist whose creative and intelligent mind thrive on a contemporary style. She was proudly raised by a single mother who exposed her to a vast amount of culture and world experiences. Her influences come from a wide array of writers, musicians, and epistemologists. The most prominent including: Jack Kerouac, Ella Fitzgerald, Chuck Palahniuk, and several others. A large portion of Cayla's works merge traditional acrylic paints with other unique materials; she transcends the confines of mixed media art to create a style all her own. A signature approach of intricate designs pervade all of Birk's body of work - her instantly recognizable gestures and marks boast austere verbiage and shroud depictions.