Found Objects

Many Faces

As a gay, person of color, most of my life has been a game of translation. I looked at life (and myself) through the lens of others. In my most recent series of self-portraits, I seek to explore my identity…

Talisman V.2

Talisman V.2 is a brooch made of sterling, mammoth (extinct) ivory, and a computer chip. The talisman is intended to protect the wearer from the predations from the digital world inflicted by other users as well as the hardware and…

Shibari Fascinator

Shibari Fascinator is a wearable sculpture for the head. Fashioned as a fascinator, copper wire is coiled and crocheted as veiled cocktail hat to provide the wearer with a veil of allure and protection. Patina was applied to emulate the…

I am the North

I am the North, 2021 [Sterling silver and repurposed acrylic] [Circunis and Ursa Minor] As the needle in the compass is true to the north, what is rightfully mine is true to me. I am the North! – from Florence…

In Simulacra 1, Edition 2

This brooch is a flexible chainmaille structure of hand carved mother of pearl and vintage cutlery handles. I was initially compelled by the visual qualities of mother of pearl; the smooth, lustrous nacre being evocative of the Art Deco period…

XS011 with Removable Brooch

“I explore space, movement and surface by layering materials in intricate patterns. My mixed-media pieces are a marriage of image and object, adorning the wall and the body. Using traditional techniques in unexpected ways, I carve and drill through painted…

Dangle Earrings

Earrings crafted from recycled antique turquoise faceted beads. Capped with textured .925 silver disc beads suspended on .925 silver rolling mill tapered and forged ear wires.

Biology of the Strange VI

There is something both mysterious and straightforward in the creation of any artwork. This duality fascinates me, and over the years my creative process has evolved to take advantage of the intersection of chance and purpose. Processes such as electroforming…

Dancefloor #11

There’s nothing like a dance floor, full of heat and steam, thumping with the energy of a bass beat. Darkness is cut by club lights; smoke blurs the edges; the gyration of the crowd is tribal. But lean in more…

Wedding Ring

My recent work explores human relations and their inherent complexities. I believe that absurd extremes can make us see complex issues in a different context and, on occasion, be amusing. I frequently use humor to address issues that I see…

Memory – For Mary

I have long been interested in the memories used objects hold in each imperfection and the importance of imperfections to our memories. This piece, is about how memory acts, generally, and about my friend’s memories and family more specifically. The…

Charmed I’m Sure…and Other Things I’ve Lost Track Of

From the series “Of Rust and Roses”, “Charmed, I’m Sure . . . and Other Things I’ve Lost Track Of” is a sculptural charm garland that incorporates objects that physically and aesthetically represent Eastern North Carolina to me. It’s meant…

Woodland Splendor Ring

I work in series and the most recent jewelry collection, Flow of Time Series, is inspired by nature. I grew up in the Midwest amongst the rugged landscape of woodlands, hills, and cold water streams. My inspiration comes from an…

Los Angeles: Olvera Street

My research is influenced by the locations I have lived or visited. My works are inspired by my experiences traveling, and the roads that take me from one place to another. I use materials taken directly from the street showing…

First Aid: Famine

My work incorporates a variety of mediums including metal, wood, glass, and found objects. I employ traditional techniques to produce sculpture that evokes items of manufacture while attempting to bring humor and frank attention to issues of global importance and…

Palindrome Brooch

A palindrome is a word, number, phrase, or other sequence of characters which reads the same backward as forward. This brooch was created to read and function in the same fashion. In other words, there is no front or back….

Nothing but Happiness

For generations my family has practiced the Scottish tradition of First Footing. The first person to enter a home on New Year’s Day carries tokens of good fortune for the year to come. I remember my grandmother wrapping parcels containing…

Mow The Lawn: Path

My practice contextualizes the primitive energy that is submerged beneath the layers of mundane objects that have close relationship with the body. Even when the body is removed, the material uncovers the hidden intimate power of human body. The newest…

Temporal Resonance #17

The main theme I explore in my work is the idea of control, both in the physical world and within our own consciousness. I am fascinated by the physical means of control we encounter and the influence of unseen structures…

Map Inscription Earrings

Jenne Rayburn’s vitreous enamel combines drawing and painting with texturing and patterning in a process of fusing thin coats of specially prepared ground glass to metal in a kiln, using high, controlled heat. For Jenne, this process of creation, from…

Mask Order/Order of the Mask

This work was inspired by the idea, symbol, and artefact of the surgical mask, and by the polemical nature it acquired during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mask for Thought, Koalas, Pandemic, Climate Change

Masks for Thought, Koalas, Pandemic, Climate Change, 2020 Australia has always been at the vanguard even when wearing masks. Australia began wearing masks and respirators in the ACT early in December 2019 as the devastating fires of what it is…

sequence (carved rosewood)

Influenced by nature and indigenous spirituality, my work explores the act of preservation in an often desperate attempt to safeguard and pause the natural cycle of time. By treating found natural elements with reverence, my intention is to restore a…

Lessons Beyond Lazaretto: Tontine

Lessons Beyond Lazaretto: Tontine represents transitioning decades of an in person hands-on course, restructured for teaching remotely online. With persistence, ingenuity, patience, humor and loaned tool kits, we found our way. In fact, I am proud of what they have…

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