Having grown up in the border town of El Paso, Texas, I’ve lived on the edge of two different cultures. I’ve always been fascinated by different cultures whose beliefs and symbols shape their world distinctively and thus I received a BA in Anthropology to further my curiosity. Traveling across the US, Mexico, Canada, New Zealand and Europe has given me endless sources of inspiration. Each culture reveals its history and its mark on the world through their art.
Inspired by nature, the craftsmanship of ancient civilizations and by life experiences, my intention is to create pieces that look and feel as if they have a bit of ancient history cast into them, and steeped within the metal, a hidden meaning or story that awaits for the wearer to discover.
Most of my pieces are lost wax castings. I hand sculpt, carve and paint in wax to create my design, then cast, in sterling silver and gold. Components are then assembled, soldered, stones set in certain pieces, then oxidized and hand polished to finish by me in my studio in Austin, Texas.