Cultural influences are flowing in me, and I continue to be inspired by nature, and truly just by living life! My intention with most of my work is to create talisman like pieces that look and feel as if they have been made by someone from an ancient civilization, and steeped within the metal, a hidden meaning or story that awaits for the wearer to discover.
I find that each person is drawn to and sees my cultural influences through their own life experiences.
Most of my work is lost wax cast in sterling silver and gold. Utilizing the ancient ‚ Äúlost wax technique, a 6000 year old technique that by that fact alone intrigues me, starts with a design that I either hand carve, sculpt and/or paint wax on wax to create the original model, and then, the way shorten version is that I shoot molten metal into the wax to create the solid piece.