The inspiration for my work comes from patterns, color, and texture that naturally occur in nature. Growing up in the southwestern desert has also influenced my work with its ancient history and diverse culture. Incorporating those things that give nature its inherent uniqueness and beauty, with awareness of ancient cultural patterns—I offer my own vision within the evolving creative continuum. I seek fresh expressions and bring these into my artwork through the use of metalsmithing techniques.
Midnight in the Mimbres Valley was inspired by pottery shards laying scattered in the southwestern desert. A mystery of geometric patterns from an ancient artist’s hand of long ago.