As a metalsmith, jeweler, and artist, I aim to create pieces that blur the distinction between wearable jewelry and art. Each piece has a physical relationship to the body, which bridges the gap between jewelry and sculpture. I’m drawn to the process of making and learning, and enjoy creating three-dimensional works out of two-dimensional pieces. I’m constantly seeking out opportunities to enrich my knowledge and learn about new materials, new processes, and the history of art and craft.
I draw inspiration from my childhood and upbringing. I grew up in a close-knit, nurturing family and themes of family, protection, and growth are represented in my work. Often times the pieces I create are used to represent the people in my life, living, or not. In addition, I take inspiration from architecture and am drawn to clean shapes and forms, fluid lines, and volume. My parents are both artists and have always encouraged me to look at things differently; how could I set myself apart as a creator and develop a distinct design sensibility. Because of this, I work to challenge preconceived notions of what jewelry is, and often its scale. This comes through in sculptural, one-of-a-kind pieces that are wearable, but in a peculiar way.