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When surveying society, there is a realization of the excessive need in identical and mass-produced accessories. Transcending the allure of simply adorning the body, my artwork consciously explores the illumination of personal presentation and facilitates an individual expression. As a metalsmith, I hand fabricate never-reproduced adornments to defy a world inundated with mass-produced accessories. Furthermore, I use symbolism to share details of my soul through: the intensity of colors and texture, hand drawn designs and motifs, significance of scale, and rarity of the piece itself. These wearable artworks are fabricated from raw copper and brass using a jeweler's saw and techniques such as: patina, oxidation, etching, hammering, forming, stamping, and cold-connecting. With an unwavering purpose to restore and reunite: individuality, reverence to craftsmanship, and the world's intrinsic beauty; I am connecting never-reproduced adornments and beautiful souls together, one at a time.

"From the Soul ~ For the Soul"

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Where to Buy

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