Miles “Telos” Toland was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1990. He received his BFA in painting and video at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington. Miles identifies with the Greek word, “telos,” which means the ultimate purpose or aim. He explores the purpose of the human experience and conscious existence through his works of art. Themes of this exploration are surrendering to the moment through music and dance, letting go of fear and doubt, spirituality, finding the beauty in the mundane, non-linear time, and the pineal gland as represented by the pinecone.