My work explores the interdependence between humans and the biological world around us. Forms and imagery combine to become sculptural manifestations of acceptance of mortality. I find beauty in the forms associated with decay, signifying the unending cycle of life and rebirth of which we are all a part.
By using the body as the “site” of the artwork, the meaning becomes fully realized. The wearer becomes part of the piece, embodies the message, and can spark fleeting moments of human interaction. Wearing the work takes it out into the world.
I enjoy the challenge of combining metal with other materials, particularly enamel and glass. The metal creates form, structure, strength, and surface. I’m interested in exploring ideas of fragility versus durability.