In my jewelry-making, I move between free-flowing and classical forms. The botany-inspired pieces incorporate vines and branches, growing from gold wires in endless variations. In the waterfall series, I try to capture the wild and chaotic movement of the water and try to balance randomness and harmony. The classical forms, in contrast, emphasize symmetrical designs and architectural elements, for example the arch of a bridge, curved in red gold as a nod to our industrial past.
My early inspiration was ancient and medieval jewelry, and I work in traditional goldsmithing techniques that have been used for centuries. While most of my work is in silver and gold combinations, my new emphasis is gold jewelry recycled from vintage pieces. My favorite stones are aquamarines, tourmalines, and sapphires.