We all engage the world with our own unique slant and perspective. This is evident in the pieces that I create. A bit industrial, a bit organic and often a bit off beat; my work reflects the intrinsic appeal of the asymmetry in and around us bringing a subtle imbalance that is both quirky and elegant.
I’ve worked from my home studio in Minneapolis using traditional metal smithing techniques including forging, forming, piercing, soldering, keum boo fusing and casting since 1998. My primary media are sterling silver, gemstones and gold. The evolution of my work was slow, teaching me that patience and persistence can bring joyful bursts of discovery by learning to design in a more three dimensional perspective. Shunning the ‘shiny’, I favor the distinctive soft glow of the brushed satin finish on my pieces that develops more depth and character the longer they are worn.
Art and design were early loves in my life, put aside briefly for a career in science. This journey is a return to those roots and it feels very right.