|Primarily self taught, my work is based on formal concern,
design and function. I make jewelry because of the intimacy the function
allows. I use metal and stone river rock because they are inherently
strong materials. The combination of metal and stone allows me to
integrate the industrial and organic elements of our world. The materials
are rich in their historic value and intrinsic to our growth as a
civilization. Their abundant character separate or in relation to
each other offers me infinite possibilities as a language.