Found Objects

The Fallen

“The Fallen” are reliquary vessels that encapsulate and transform detritus into the sublime. I have collected these often overlooked materials to pay homage to the connections I have with nature: hummingbirds that fed from my garden, bleeding heart flowers that…

Taos Series, No. 3

The Taos Series of brooches is a direct response to exploring and collecting simple fragments of humanity and natural stone that echo the environment and cultures that inhabit the region.

Stoneball Chess

I like to make chess sets. This is the only place where war should take happen

Blue Topaz Necklace from Water is Life Series

Over the course of my career, I have honed my skills, learning from and alongside other artists. I have integrated the lessons these artists taught and carry forward their lineage as well. In July of 2011, I almost lost the…

Seed Starter

In my work, I explore an imaginary world that contains a crossover between human and plant-like conformations. These pieces often reference flowers whether native or exotic, trees, and root systems fictitiously enhanced to speak about connections we as humans share…

Architectonic Ring

For this sculptural platinum ring, I was inspired by Futurist architecture, not one specific building but more an aesthetic. Architects such as Adrian Wilson, Charles Lucian, and Vincent Callebaut have come up with some futurist concepts of what the green…

Agua Fria

I construct sculptural jewelry, influenced by nature, architecture, travel, and the materials themselves. I combine wood with Mokume Gane; they complement each other visually, but contrast in terms of natural vs. man-made. Maps are incorporated to offer visual clues and…

Signs of Peace in the Midst of Rubble

Peace and hope can be shining through the rubble, but too often, we focus on the misery. To notice actions that foster hope and encourage peace, we have to look for them, or we will never know they are there…

Tentacles

Going through the day distracted by people, places and things has us all feeling a bit this way – now more than ever. Spread far and wide, multitasking with tentacles, in many directions. A reminder is due to pause each…

Heart Throb Brooch

Heart Throb Brooch is from a series of large heart themed brooches I’ve made over period of several years. Each is housed in a sculptural box thematic to the work. Hearts have always been a favorite form of personal expression,…

Prickly Blue

Nature is the muse that instills in me a visual vocabulary of endless possibilities, that inform my aesthetics whatever form they take. From jewelry to teapots, or basketry to installations, all my pieces are sculptural studies—explorations of the structures, colors,…

Reconstruction

Exploring the effects of corrosion and decay that infuses universal existence is an integral part of my work; in particular, the ways in which man-made structures are affected by time and neglect. As humans we have unrealistic expectations when it…

Safety Measures

Few things in life have the power to conjure up fear and require faith like a sudden illness or bodily disorder. Even with ever-evolving medical advancements, uncertainty and the need to protect is an inherent response to illness. Historically, many…

Tomato Ring

Food involves rituals – its preparation, appearance, ingesting – that directly correlate to jewelry. Both medium are highly personal and intimate created by one person (chef/jeweler) and “consumed” by another (diner/wearer). Themes of consumption, ritual, and memory cannot be avoided…

Untitled

My work has been centered around minerals, focusing on the crystallization process of gem material and bone. Crystallization occurs as the orderly and infinite geometric packing of atoms. I use these materials as a metaphor for a need of repetition,…

Listening is Harder

Talking is Hard, and Listening is Harder. This piece is part of a series of non-functional vessels and explores the dichotomy of interpersonal communication, what we take in versus what we put out, and the faux pas that make us…

Non-violence is our greatest weapon

This is a series of medals I made for criticizing the Honours System in Hong Kong. Since the social movement of 2019, the issues have been extended to kinds of police brutality, for example, the use of excessive force, live…

Sewer, trash and street02

The inspiration for this work comes from a Japanese novel No Longer Human. The story chronicles the miserable and despairing life stories of Ōba Yōzō from his early childhood to his late twenties. However, I find his sensitive, pure, and…

Charity Begins at Home

Charity Begins at Home Tzedakah (charity) Box One of the basics principles of Jewish life is charitable giving and behavior. Learning to be charitable, learning to be a righteous person, to act justly, take care of one’s family, and to…

Memento

Memento is to commemorate my Italy trip from study abroad program. Inspired by astonishing architectures and gorgeous arts there, I transform my observations and experiences into small vignettes made of metal and glass. I wrote some notes when I was…

Feather Reliquary

My work celebrates the sacredness of the mundane. Religious reliquaries and talismans house ordinary objects such as wood, bone and cloth considered to be holy because of an association with saints or gurus. My reliquaries and talismans present ordinary objects…

Draugr

I make talismanic objects for use in ritual mediation. This ring, Draugr, is meant to be worn and the gemstones rubbed to enter into a liminal meditative state. This process is similar to mala beads or rosary beads, intending to…

Diagnostic Earrings

Diagnostic Earrings are made from plastic armatures from used rapid antigen Covid tests, shrouded in monochrome lycra and embellished with beads. This work explores the gravity of throwaway objects that contain the possibility to grant or deny freedom. The somber…

Poem in 3 Stanzas

“Poem in Three Stanzas” is a tribute to pattern, texture and the complexity found in both a graphite line drawing and a poem. The shape, weight, density, and shadow of steel wires approximate the words that form the phraseology in…

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