My illustrative jewelry is generated from personal fables that often contain animals as central parts of the imagery. When the body becomes part of the composition it animates the work, and I want this interaction to spark creative discussion and dialog. Through the juxtaposition, metamorphosis, and abstraction of representational forms, my work is intended to captivate the imagination.
Living things transform in beautiful and haunting ways throughout their existence, becoming stronger or more fragile than before. My most recent jewelry pieces are inspired by the physical and psychological change that occurs with the passing of time. By imagining another reality in which animals show signs of aging in unusual ways, I explore both the appealing and destructive results of this process.