Artist bio: I design jewelry as wearable art. I work in series, often exploring themes drawn from my musings about life. My media are sterling silver and bronze? Shape, texture and color are determined by the meaning or narrative of each piece. During my years of world travel I was exposed to rich textures, colors, rhythms, and art that influence my design choices. My work often has elements that are reminiscent of lives more connected to earth and nature and simple tools. I often frame those elements with a simple, sleek shape or surface that reflects a modern sensibility.
Before training as a jeweler I was a ceramic artist, and also had become a skilled carpenter. Years of working with clay and wood have influenced my approach to metal. I am always seeking ways to disrupt the shininess and preciousness of metal, and to give it texture. In a nod to my carpentry days, I often join elements together with rivets and other mechanical connections instead of using solder.