There are two basic steps involved in designing a piece of jewelry. First, I must have a visual concept. Often I find myself experimenting with the figure/ground relationship. Contrast and opposition combined with repetition are the building blocks of my design. Once a visual concept has been established I must solve the problem of translating that concept into metal. My goal is to retain the sculptural qualities of the design while maintaining the function of the piece. I am motivated by the desire to create a piece that stands alone as sculpture and together with the wearer as adornment.
Geometry and Form