My work is about remembering, love and longing, and finding solace through reflections of the past. By preserving memories and the stories they hold, in paper, metal, and enamel I am reconnected to those loved and lost and able to find my center in the present. Using historical reference to mourning and sentimental jewelry in their framework and design, the brooches I create act as portal to the past, as well as a form of protection. As I explore forms of adornment or the Artist book, I am able to find solace and preserve treasured memories. Through shadows of the silhouette or the gaze of one loved and lost, I endeavor to create a sense of intimacy, sacred space, and connection to those held dear. My inspirations are deeply connected to the natural world’s geometric patterns and intricate details. I believe that the experience of awe while observing nature’s beauty and power can remind us of our place in the world in the midst of the chaos of the everyday.