My work has centered around aluminum for the past several years. I continue to explore it for two reasons, it’s good material for carving and it has the unique ability to be anodized and dyed. I love the meditative process of carving a thick chunk of metal, slowly paring away bits and pieces until the finished piece proclaims itself. Wearability is important but so is the capacity to stand on its own as a sculptural object.

I’ve found that certain shapes, textures, and color palettes repeat themselves, influenced by a mix of many things – the myriad plant life that surrounds me, architectural elements and images from traveling in developing countries. My pieces are interpretations of the objects, emotions and experiences that weave themselves in and out of my life, a tangible expression that can be shared.