My artwork is an external display of feminine power that emboldens the wearer to show his/her own unique spirit. I visually juxtapose forms both familiar and unexplored to provide a transcendent quality that is inextricably tied to the four elements of fire, air, earth and water. Growing up with jazz and classical musicians led me to experiment with complex, fugue-like, visual compositions which are informed by my love of music, architecture, nature, and astronomy. By utilizing demanding and intensive, hands on metalsmithing techniques I counter society’s impulse for immediacy. Many of my pieces take months or even years to complete. The journey to the final object must be equally worthy of the result.