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I seek to lend a three-dimensionality, to give form, to the forces of nature. I use myself as a ‘filter’ of scientific observations and data in order to create the patterns and shapes used in my work. The forces that inspire me range from the terrestrial; erosion of the tectonic plates by water, to the extraterrestrial; the gravitational pull of a black hole at the center of a galaxy. My jewelry is inspired by the numerically irregular patterns caused by these forces, which can be found on both Earth and in the cosmos. I cut or carve almost all of the stones used in my work. The geographical provenance and chemistry of the gem material is of great interest to me and I make sure that all of the stones I use are ethically sourced and fairly traded. I employ cuttlefish bone casting, lost-wax casting, mokumé gane and a wide array of lapidary techniques in my attempt to reduce the overwhelmingly powerful, and sometimes unseen, forces…

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  • Born on September 20
  • Joined September 7, 2008

Favorite materials

sterling silver, 18kt yellow gold, opal, lapis, gem silica, dinosaur bone, mokume gane, sapphire, tsavorite garnet

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About

I seek to lend a three-dimensionality, to give form, to the forces of nature. I use myself as a ‘filter’ of scientific observations and data in order to create the patterns and shapes used in my work. The forces that inspire me range from the terrestrial; erosion of the tectonic plates by water, to the extraterrestrial; the gravitational pull of a black hole at the center of a galaxy. My jewelry is inspired by the numerically irregular patterns caused by these forces, which can be found on both Earth and in the cosmos. I cut or carve almost all of the stones used in my work. The geographical provenance and chemistry of the gem material is of great interest to me and I make sure that all of the stones I use are ethically sourced and fairly traded. I employ cuttlefish bone casting, lost-wax casting, mokumé gane and a wide array of lapidary techniques in my attempt to reduce the overwhelmingly powerful, and sometimes unseen, forces shaping the universe into pieces of wearable art.

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