Color, texture and movement dominated my early works in jewelry. I aimed for an illusive sense of ancient histories when creating actual pieces. However, the metal itself began to reveal its properties that guided me in the right direction. The first collection appeared in the small and large cuffs in what is now the Goddess and Shaman Collection. Slowly the Lalibella Collection of large necklaces and wire wrapping evolved. Experiments in the electro-forming process led to the Oceana Collection.
Making functional and art objects in metal is a challenge requiring diverse processes. Tooling, chemicals and gasses for each process can vary widely, often leading to wildly different results. Bringing consistent colors, textures and antiquity into each piece required a common purpose in execution: a historical narrative that unified everything. Pulling from a personal narrative that has evolved over the course of my lifetime gave me a thread that united past, present and future histories. The Earth Apocalypse Series and Oceana Collection evolved from this narrative.
The Nebula Series of torched metal paintings evolved from my relationship with the sciences of the universe. The Hubble Space Mission gave me an opportunity to see more than my mind could imagine and revealed what the cosmos really look and feel like. Its images provided inspiration for how color, material and time can combine to tell the story of our infinite universe.