Found Objects

Preciousness

In an anxious time, we are drawn to that which brings us meaning, comfort, and connection to others The work that I am sharing one of a collection of soft amulets that serve as tangible wishes, aspirations for the future,…

Juukan Tears

In May 2020 mining company Rio Tinto destroyed the Juukan Shelters, containing sacred caves that had been in use by the traditional custodians of that land, the Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura (PKKP) peoples, for over 46,000 years. Located in…

Ruff

Ruff subverts a historically potent symbol of status and wealth and questions what and who is precious. Once an accessory worn by the rich, this ruff is the Elizabethan ruff’s antithesis. Its almost 150 nitrile gloves and two disposable latex…

the mirror

In my art jewelry practice, I harness the dual forces of imagery and text from the historical record to intuitively craft a dream-like visual language in glass and metal that embraces the mind and imagination as a powerful mythopoetic tool…

Two Dollar Earrings

While walking on the beach I noticed numerous battered Sand Dollars. Their broken nature provided an opportunity to look into the internal structure of the creature. I collected, cleaned and processed the Sand Dollars in an electroforming bath transforming them…

The Hummingbird Metamorphosis Earrings

The Humming Bird Metamorphosis Earrings: * The most cutting edge research into quantum physics suggests that this great reality is but a froth on the seething ocean of deep space-time. As the map would warn, ‘Here be Monsters’. Reach to…

Scream

As a self taught jewelry artist, I am not bound by traditional rules. I use hand fabrication and many of the techniques I employ are experimental. My materials are chosen with contrast in mind – I look for contrasts, empty…

Pharaoh’s Scepter Brooch

I love to combine unusual objects with precious ones. This piece features an aquamarine set on a buffalo horn. It is attached to a Sterling silver base. Texture is also important to me. Exploring a piece with your fingers should…

Paramount Ring

This body of work emphasizes process while exploring identity, the relationship between synthetic and organic, the emotional history of an object, and mental health awareness.

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