I make jewelry and small sculpture from metal, stones, bone and wood that I arrange and rearrange into a composition until the piece feels balanced and exciting to me. My favorite metals include titanium, sterling, gold, copper, bronze and steel.
The imagery I depict is abstractly related to memories of childhood and I think about patterns generated as lives intertwine, the ebb and flow of emotional and personal connections over time. I work in series and develop related pieces from previous designs. Common features of my work include moving parts, articulated joins, the combination of precious and non-precious metals and found objects and the use of designs that have a gestural quality rather than being highly symmetrical.