BFA for Metal Arts/Jewelry from California College of the Arts
10 Years Jewelry fabrication experience
5+ years industry training
Metalsmith + Goldsmith + Silversmith
Oakland & Los Angeles CA
In working with pieces of nature I try to promote a deeper appreciation for the ornate intention found everywhere in our natural world. Many materials are found & collected in various environments around California. Some are manipulated and others emphasize their unique natural form. The use of precious metals is utilized to signify the importance and consequence of the species that each piece represents.
My advocacy to my connection to our environment and aspiration to be better influences my making. As our ever evolving world faces an unforeseeable future, I believe we must stay conscious, connected, and unquenchable.
My work focuses on the transformation of our existence, what it feels like to be human in our current unnatural world and how to get by.