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Pisces

As a designer and metalsmith I am inspired by our natural world. In this piece I wanted to showcase the grace of two pisces fish and the sparkle of bubbles through metal and diamonds. Using the technique of chasing and…

Icy Flame

Curiosity is the basis for my current work. A curiosity about the energy of color and the vibration of gemstones. How we, as humans, can enhance our lives and more easily connect with our spirit by wearing the two. Focusing…

Baby Elephant Walking on Water

I sculpt images directly into metal with an ancient technique of repoussé. Each piece tells a story or is a commentary on a living thing. I combine these with stones many of them I cut myself to create the expression…

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Gleichgewicht is an ongoing body of graphic metalworks which catalog the voids we seek to fill, the equilibrium we long to attain. The bold visual language of vigilance reflects the raw nature of a corrosive society. Nüll link chains ponder…

Sinesis Bangle

SINESIS by Zangar started as a piece of fruit skin, grown in CA, and peeled in NY. It was twisted into a shell and left to dry into form to be saved in a mold. Then, cast in silver, it…

Blue Shell Branch Brooch

“Blue Shell & Branch” Brooch – reflects my interest with electro-forming and enameling. This piece is made from silver, copper, enameled copper mesh & pearls.

“Entangle” bracelet

This bracelet is part of the Force of Nature series, the unseen and structural natural elements that occur in environmental and climate changes. Wind, fire and erosion are part of the structure. It also relates to my collide series in…

Sandbag in Suspense

Construction sites fascinate me. The orange construction sandbags are used to hold down construction signs. Necessary, temporary, seen, then discarded. Their anthropomorphic forms draw me in every time I pass them by. Some bags seem to be holding on with…

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breathe As an artist working with adornment, I am particularly interested in the relationship between object and wearer. In my jewelry I explore the creation of self-awareness and the transformation of intimate physical understandings of the body. Is it possible…

Inspired by Duck Creek

Living in Arizona, having a German and Namibian background, I create fine art jewelry pieces in my studio. As an artist, I am not taught in traditional jewelry making. Furthermore, I consider myself an interpreter who allows for the spirit…

Moving Target

Throughout all of human history, there has been a fascination with the idea of self. Whether it is crudely rendered with pigment and animal fat smeared on a cave wall or snapped on a phone and augmented with the latest…

Digging in the Dark

Movement, gesture, purpose and progress define work. The motion of digging with hands creates a dialogue with the earth, where tools leverage the action of bodies enacted for ages. Shovels aid aspects of labor: a new hole dug better, a…

Object of Connection: Together

In my own history, the kitchen has always been the hub and heart of home. It is the domain of mothers and grandmothers, a place of gathering, offering and warmth. My work references tools of nourishment found in the kitchen…

Timelessness x 2

As a big fan of 1930’s and 40’s movies and fashion, I used to spend hours poring over archived editions of WWD, Look Magazine, Vogue and from the 50’s Jet and Ebony Magazines. The fit, the structure and expert tailoring…

Device for an Open Throat

The throat is the center of communication and self-expression, the site for manifestation, transforming ideas into actualization. Related to the chakras of Vedic philosophy, in Human Design this energy center is a nexus- this crossroads may creatively “voice” through its…

Viking Ship of Bones earrings

Viking ships were known for their intimidating silhouette of a monster. Arriving by sail or by oar, the dragon head on the ship’s bow and tail on the stern must have appeared monstrous indeed. I see the forms of vessels…

Two from one | Made from love

Inspired by a recent wedding the lotus design represents many things, and I chose beauty and eternity as the primary meanings for these earrings. Hand pierced sterling silver floral designs, and gold applied to the leaf studs in the keum-boo…

LTSCJN1 Dimensional Necklace

I explore space, movement, and surface by layering materials and patterns, drawing inspiration from the subtle intricacy of systems and minutia of visual life, objects and nature. My infatuation with the process of discovery is evident in the juxtaposition of…

Spring Radiolaria

Spring Radiolaria brooch/necklace began as an enlarged hand drawing of a microscopic creature. Mental deconstructing the zooplankton during the hand drawing phase, I morphed the creatures into flat layers which would rebuild as a 3D form. CAD software ingested the…

Untitled

Through my jewelry, I dive into the realm of emotions, driven by a creative process that weaves textures and patterns and informs the final design. My goal is to create pieces that exude strength and boldness, triggering an internal reaction….

Deity Pyramid Necklace

This sterling silver necklace is a symbol of divine femininity. The upside-down triangles, symbolic themselves, also feature a 3-dimensional bosom form. The hard points repeating along the neckline create hardness, while the tops of the pyramids are soft and rounded….

Concrete and Resin Pendant

I work primarily with bronze and sterling silver but I enjoy experimenting with other materials. This piece represents the style of my cast bronze and fabricated silver collection but is cast in concrete and resin. I developed this style in…

Armatura Tear Pendant

I am interested in the power and purity of valuable materials. I seek to create beautiful sculptural objects which take unexpected materials framed in the context of power, seduction, and purity. My forms are minimal in structure yet resonate with…

Industrial vs Nature

I fabricate quirky brooches based on repetition and mechanized patterns. I am selecting discarded materials and distinct color combinations and re-inventing these into geological stratum-like pieces. My methodology is consistent, fabricating using classic silversmithing and stone setting techniques, merging these…

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