My jewelry is an expression of who I am and is deeply rooted in my culture and life experiences. Growing up I lived three years in Japan. The experiences in the rural countryside and exposure to a different culture influenced my preference for simple graceful lines and the beauty of natural materials.
In contrast to the Japanese aesthetic is my interest in 17th century European art. I am influenced by the Baroque artists’ use of contrasting textures, color, and light and incorporate these elements in my work by combining unusual stones, metals, and vintage pieces. This creates pieces with contrasting textures, color, and line.
Various construction methods are used to produce my work: fabrication, cold connections, wire wrap, and stringing