For the past 20 years, after an MFA in sculpture, I have been making jewelry that draws from my experience of working with metals as a sculptor, color as a painter, and fibers as a weaver. In combining these approaches, there are endless possibilities to create mini-sculptures to be worn.
Emphasis is on one-of-a-kind and limited or small series work. Sterling silver (including Argentium sterling), 14K gold-filled, 18K solid gold wire and sheet are used, often with semi-precious gemstones and pearls.
It's fascinating to explore the linear and textural qualities of my media, and realize a personal sense of shape, structure, and space on such a small scale. The eye and hand of the artist synthesize internal and external experience. The creative process becomes a personal journey in which the unconscious merges with the conscious, giving expression to universal aesthetic concerns.
Thank you Jan! What kind words. I am looking at doing wire work this year and love the way you have approached it. Very Calder like, very graphic and sketchy. Stabile 2 and the piece you converted into black and white are my favourites. There is something about that black and white image that I love. Perfect!