My work is an eccentric alliance of material and content where pictorial imagery meets fabricated metal forms. My preferred materials are non-ferrous metals, stainless steel, pigments, various art media, and other alternative materials. Combining my passion for the jewelry fabrication process and my obsession with all things picturesque, I attempt to transform two-dimensional pictorial space into sculptural jewelry forms.
Recently my focus has been on stylized interpretations of the visual imagery I encounter in the natural environment of the Texas Gulf Coast and the Southwest. In my more recent mixed-media jewelry pieces, I’ve created miniature black and white drawings on metal forms or panels attached to forged frameworks.
While creating pieces with renderings of snake imagery, I was reminded of the venomous political environment we live in, and thus the idea for my neckpiece, Vipers – A Mild Metaphor for Border Politics, came about.