My designs deal with the interplay between structure and natural form.
The techniques I currently use came out of the hiatus I took from jewelry making to raise a family and start a dental lab. When I resumed jewelry making, I decided to use an entirely new technique.
I begin my work by growing or collecting seeds, pods or buds. Using dental techniques, I make impressions. Portions of these impressions may be altered, then cast individually. They are then used as repeated elements, soldering them to various forged components. Subsequently, a wide variety of metalsmithing techniques are used to create the final design.
My work has been included in exhibitions throughout the USA and is part of public collections in Florida & Virginia, as well as numerous private collections.