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My work explores the impact of lines -- an edge, a boundary, a path. The pieces juxtapose smooth/textured and sinuous/geometric qualities of metal and paper.
Metal is smooth, hard, sinuous, formed, and, in the case of silver, a luxury. Paper is textured, soft, two dimensional, an everyday material.
What happens when you combine opposing or contrary materials? Do they interfere with each other? Destroy each other? Or do they complement each other, reinforce one another? My current work experiments with the effects of such combinations.

I was trained as a social scientist, looking at the impact of changes in one or more variables on other variables. I have trained at the Evanston Art Center (Illinois) and BluSeed Studio, in Saranac Lake, NY. My jewelry, it turns out, continues the exploration of the effects of context (e.g., changes over time) on the relationships among different elements in a piece. What happens when the surrounding materials change? My work is included in private collections as well as Lark's "500 Bracelets" and "Paper Objects."

Where to Buy

Work is not available for sale through the SNAG website. Please contact the artist directly to inquire about making a purchase.