Mixed media

Electric Broomstick

I made a short film to satisfy our project with Gijs Bakker and Louise Schouwenberg at MASieraad. Because of general and personal grief, my head and body only wanted to be on and in the ground. “Electric Broomstick” grew from…

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…

BLOOM

BLOOM plays with the concept of natural flow as it permeates our world. I observe this flow in the natural, digital, and spiritual worlds. These worlds are merged by the hand to form a transcendental experience. Strings of silicone move…

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…

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,…

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…

Earrings, Sorrel Van Allen; Pendant, Pamela Ritchie

Pendant Winner of the 2017 Governor General’s Saidye Bronfman Award, Pamela Ritchie’s work celebrates the concentrating effect of detail, and the paradox that an abundance of ideas, form, and pattern can be encapsulated in very small objects. She was strongly…

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…

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…

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…

Elliptical Necklace with Rocks

This necklace is fabricated using cold connections. It is made of anodized aluminum, photo-printed aluminum, beads and stainless steel wire. The necklace is one long piece, with no clasp, and slips over the head. There is no top or bottom,…

Rags to firmly ensconced in a middle class life

Rags to firmly ensconced in a middle class life : peddlers bell necklace What we choose to convey from one place to another – what we choose to keep and keep close to us – is a direct expression of…

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…

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…

Bluebird

My jewelry illustrates emotions, experiences, and relationships through the abstraction and reconstruction of animal forms. This brooch is part of a series of bird-themed jewelry pieces that evoke feelings of love and longing. The heart-shaped birds represent the connections we…

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…

Object of Transition: Home #1

Creating work on loss has given me a unique perspective on compassion and enduring love. I am using my past work on the topic of mourning and the loss of my brother as a springboard to look deeply at what…

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…

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.

Kitchen Knife

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

Second Thoughts II

My work questions the reaction to the failed or supplemented body. If it were not one of automatic recoil, how would our perceptions of the body differ, and to what societal effect? The work explores this through a series of…

Primitive

In my work, the jewelry reflects a metaphorical meaning of the emotional power of old and new and the human spirit. I am intrigued by the ritual that links the object and the wearer. I want to manifest the sacred…

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