Artist Statement I was born in Atlanta and raised in North Carolina where I grew up immersed in Art. My father is a professional designer of Old World European Furniture, which has been an inspiration for me. I design and create personal adornments that are organic and sculptural. I personally perform all of the creative aspects involved in my work. Each piece is hand-fabricated from sterling silver with accents of 22k gold. I use techniques such as forging, raising, and various surface embellishments to give the metal depth and texture. The finish is obtained by oxidizing the piece and then buffing it. The stones in my work range from a variety of precious and semi-precious stones. Living and working atop a beautiful mountain just outside of Asheville, NC is a constant inspiration to me. Being surrounded by nature enables me to dig deep into myself, letting my work flow from a heartfelt place. I find beauty in the shapes of trees; or the way a rock perches in the stream. I find balance in contrasts of color, texture and shape. Designing a piece and having it evolve into a work of art is the most exciting part of what I do. I hope you will love wearing my work as much as I love creating it.
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