I use traditional metalsmithing techniques and materials, found objects, and make my own shibuichi. Using these give structure to the process yet allow me to work organically; I make to make, enjoying the techniques, the flow of the work and connections, creating my own designs. My pieces have a visual and tactile texture – bumpy, rough, and wandering texture, as if the pieces were both grown and fabricated, irregular, and planned. I build from parts, some very small, to make dynamic pieces that have tension, movement, and flow, both visually and or mechanically. This piece, Down Under, tells a bit of a story to the wearer, and asks questions – are they growing or dancing? Is the brass ring like the sun? do they have heavy, pendulous roots? Or something keeping them grounded? The different textures create the landscape of the piece, and the silver dangles move and sway with the wearer’s movements.