one of my earliest memories is of making a nest for birds to move into.  i spent hours gathering twigs and vines, and then wove them all together into the branches of a tree near our house.  i would check everyday to see if any birds had moved in.  while no bird ever made a home there-  the joy of making that nest, and the anticipation that maybe they would- stays with me to this day.  the early  impulse to join in the creative force of the natural world has followed me into adulthood.

making these forms gives me hope.  in the quiet of my studio, improvising with my hands, materials and tools, i feel i am  a force of nature- like the wind and water carving the cliffs near my house.  i hope that the results point toward the human capacity to align with the environment.  any evidence of this sustains me at a time when the earth is so threatened by human impact. 

utilizing lost wax casting and fabrication techniques, my process is intuitive.  often i don't have a specific image in my mind, only an intention to make something with flow and movement.  sometimes when i look back at them i see things- the way you see pictures in clouds.

it is also true that my surroundings are an influence.  in my life i have been fortunate to have lived next to the ocean- first the atlantic, now the pacific.  there is a strong relationship in my work to the interaction of the elements.  it is important to me that the forms be 3 dimensional and kinetic.  i like to design the jewelry so that each component can be rotated while being worn, revealing a new shape with every turn.  the sensuality is meant to be experienced physically as well as visually.  they are meant to feel good.  the years i've spent studying yoga, dance and meditation continue to inform my art- an exploration of form, space, movement and stillness.

i aspire to create jewelry that is a surprise from every angle, while remaining balanced.  i intend this work to remind us of our true nature, unfolding in every moment...