Wayde has been a Paper Artist and AIDS Advocate for over 20 years. He started doing origami at the age of 10 and shortly after that lost his father to AIDS. He studied Fine Arts at Mason Gross, Rutgers University in 2000. He continues to be a voice for those struggling with HIV/AIDS while serving on the Board of Directors of two nonprofit organizations, serving the HIV/AIDS community. Combining his passion for healing and Faux Finishing techniques he creates inspired pieces that speak to the healer and advocate in all of us. Working in the medium of paper, he is reminded of impermanence and to appreciate each moment.