I will be sharing my studio this weekend with Marisa Martinez for the 11th Annual Studio ARTour. I haven't done this Tour for awhile and am excited to share my rural studio with you. The Tour is free so plan to come out this weekend and enjoy the art and the beautiful fall weather!
I find inspiration in timeless objects and ancient forms. Throughout my career, I’ve collected trade beads, beads by contemporary artists, crystals, fossils and found objects. These items are finding their way into my work. I use re-cycled silver and fine silver in my work and actively re-cycle my scrap silver. I’ve also circled back to the beads I started with as a jeweler-- using African trade beads instead of sterling for some of my necklaces. As Eames said, “Eventually everything connects”--people, ideas, objects. My work reflects our interconnectedness across time, space and cultures.
I make jewelry that speaks to me, and jewelry that serves as a cultural touchstone to the viewer. I want to challenge commonly held notions of what constitutes fine jewelry by creating jewelry with an inherent, elemental strength that addresses the viewer with an emotional integrity that demands to be examined, worn, and cherished.