I am often inspired by a geometric pattern or color palette I come across in my exploration of nature. Insect wing venation, the colors of a misty fall landscape, or the twisting pattern of a fruit cut in cross-section each find a place in my search for inspiration. I find myself being challenged to somehow capture those intricacies while experimenting with different materials in my studio. Botanicals, insects, recycled materials, and other curiosa are transformed into hand-crafted pieces. My work interweaves a variety of materials including sterling silver, bronze, titanium and other precious metals, enamel, gemstones, and found objects. This bangle is a titanium cicada wing that I have added a garden pattern to using sterling silver flowers and brass details. Gold porcelain paint was added as finishing touches. I hope the wearer of my pieces learns a little more about the structure I see in the natural forms I draw upon, and is inspired to seek the same when out in the world.