These 2 boxes honor my father, an utterly practical man, a mechanical engineer, who outlined in pencil the proper place for each hand tool in his tool cabinet. Yet he wove into our lives whimsy, play, and inventiveness and unleashed our imaginations and potential. He embodies patience and constancy. He is my north star.
I come to studio art and craft from graphic design. To balance my computer-based career, I stepped back into art first with drawing. I drew the classical subject of the body, striving to capture beauty and strength embodied.
The artist and designer merged when I began to create shadow boxes. These works unleashed my propensity to collect feathers, rocks, and whatnots; and my love of wood, tools, and metal workings. In my boxes I juxtapose found and created elements and explores “burrs," kernels of truth, perception, and unsettling beauty.
My love of metal and tools and workings now has me completely entangled in jewelry. My pieces are well-crafted, inventive, and dedicated to repurposing and recycling found elements.