Iron

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…

Garden Reflections: Rain Forest

As a Metalsmith, my work deals with the passage of time. Using the imagery of transport, passage or renewal, it becomes a metaphor for navigating life. In this sculptural vessel, that journey is illuminated by sterling silver, pearls, nickel silver,…

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.

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…

Discorectangle #4

My ongoing creative research investigates digital design and manufacturing technologies in combination with traditional craft practices. Most recently, I have focused on CNC milling as a process to complement the design aesthetics, workflow and techniques used in my blacksmithing and…

Kitchen Knife

Kitchen Knife, pattern-welded steel (8670 & 1095), Thurmanite / Mapume-gane handle scales, G10, nickel silver.

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…

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…

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,…

Squarish

I work with steel in the traditional forging manor of a blacksmith. I explore and push the plasticity of steel in its hot state to achieve a variety of layered textures and patterns. My working method is to forge many…

Fringey Chain

The long Fringey chain necklace evolved from an intention to incorporate disruption and irregularity into the pattern of a chain. When designing an asymmetrical work, creating balance amongst the elements of the composition is the greatest challenge. The band ring…

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…

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…

Collateral Cathedral: Your Huddled Masses

Made of forge-welded firearms, steel and 18K gold, Collateral Cathedral: Your Huddled Masses is my response to the gun violence in the US.

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