I use traditional metalsmithing techniques and materials, found objects, and make my own shibuichi. Using these give structure yet allow me to work organically; I make to make, enjoying the process and connections, creating my own designs. My work has 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, and yet make large and dynamic pieces that have tension, movement, and flow. This piece – The Nine – brings all of that together. The silver frames the bronze uprights that are holding the brass ribbons that can sway as the wearer moves. There is texture and smooth lines, a patinaed and weathered look to the metal.