I am inspired by things overlooked and discarded. I use found objects along with traditional art mediums and elements of design. Exploration, meditation, balance, pattern, and nature are all key elements in my work. I am striving to bring things commonplace to us all, into a new view.
Being raised by an artist and a carpenter helped to nurture my creative talents and exposed me to a wonderful world of makers. I joined the Portland art community in 2002 shortly after earning my BFA in sculpture.
My work is often fueled by the challenge of reuse exploration. The curios of the natural world are of great inspiration, archetypal symbols have always been my muse. I like to incorporate the act of collecting as a way of measuring time, assigning meaning to these imprints of matter.
My leather jewelry line is inspired by the geometric shapes used as building blocks in traditional quilting and sewing patterns. The leather is a tactile reminder of nature and the cycle of life.