~ my tale in metals~
"“When I began working in metals, it instantly felt familiar and I had an innate affinity with transforming and making a sort of ‘sense’ or language in metal. It felt like I was just 'picking right back up' at something that I had done before.
I am primarily self-taught. It is enlivening to discover and find my ways through new methods all on my own. Each piece is solely and passionately hand-fabricated by myself in my California Mojave Desert studio.
I am inspired consistently by nature and its whispers are found in every graceful line of my work. I enjoy the patterns, hues and art found in nature. I would describe my pieces as 'full of poetry that radiate a raw elegance'. As I enjoy the messages of nature so much, I leave the soft traces of an ‘artist mark’ in the work rather than polishing them away . I am, also, influenced by spirituality, mainly Eastern types. Objects from past cultures enchant me, too.
I have a great appreciation for little details and the old-fashioned way of making things. In my work, you will definitely find an attention to detail.
If the pieces feel ‘good’ possibly bringing a comfort or special energy to the wearer, then, I feel that I have made the correct work.
I sell my work through special commissions, my website, gallery openings, retail locales, art events and festivals.”