Artist Statement

My work focuses on creating thematic commentaries, narratives, and queries about the inner emotions that occur in interpersonal relationships. Each work has traces of love, politics, social circumstances, childhood, magic, preciousness and potential. The work is driven by content and the material generally follows for relevancy of the idea.  Focusing on traditional metalworking and jewelry techniques allows the work to exude preciousness and desire.  The varied symbolism leaves the work open to interpretation and creates a puzzle for the viewer to solve in his or her own way.