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I am an award winning, published artist whose art jewelry is collected around the world. My neo- Victorian Steampunk jewelry and fine art wood pendants are sold in museum gift shops in Los Angeles, and Washington DC, as well as in finer boutiques and galleries in the Southwest.

My jewelry has been published in Creative Jewelry Magazine, Step by Step Wire magazine and was featured as one of the 41 Favorite Jewelry Designs of the year, in the 2009 annual edition of BeadWork Magazine.

Artist Statement
My artist’s world exists as a duality. On one end of the spectrum I create pendants from the work of fine artists, illustrators and literary icons. In doing so, I feel a connection with the artists and their work. These miniature art replicas become so familiar to me, that to see them in a museum is akin to visiting old friends…

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  • Joined June 22, 2008

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About

I am an award winning, published artist whose art jewelry is collected around the world. My neo- Victorian Steampunk jewelry and fine art wood pendants are sold in museum gift shops in Los Angeles, and Washington DC, as well as in finer boutiques and galleries in the Southwest.

My jewelry has been published in Creative Jewelry Magazine, Step by Step Wire magazine and was featured as one of the 41 Favorite Jewelry Designs of the year, in the 2009 annual edition of BeadWork Magazine.

Artist Statement
My artist’s world exists as a duality. On one end of the spectrum I create pendants from the work of fine artists, illustrators and literary icons. In doing so, I feel a connection with the artists and their work. These miniature art replicas become so familiar to me, that to see them in a museum is akin to visiting old friends.

At the other end of the spectrum, I craft mini assemblage pieces. I create these pieces of art, and larger assemblage pieces, because I need to. It is a way I share my inner world with others. I like the art of the possible and the pull I feel toward certain objects, pictures or “must have” bits and pieces. A discard can take on a new life in my hands and become that exact piece I need for a future piece of art. I am drawn to the past, to the stories of each object. I want to know where has it been, who has held it, cherished it, lost it? How did it get to me?

My art is often about juxtapositions: old/new, dark/light, evil/good and the deeper meaning found when we give ourselves time to take in the complexity that is life. For me, watches are a metaphor for the faces we wear out into the world when we choose to keep that which makes us tick well hidden. By deconstructing these vintage timepieces, much more is revealed than initially meets the eye. True richness often lies out of touch, behind the facade shown to the world.

I am inspired first and foremost by Frida Kahlo and her rawness, suffering and vulnerability, and her willingness and need to share herself with the world. I value the absurd and masterful mental manipulations of the Surrealists and I credit the work of Joseph Cornell for inspiring me toward assemblage and the unique way his work has challenged me to grow as an artist. Art speaks to my soul, no matter the period or the medium. I want my pieces to speak to the holder. Enjoyment should not be limited to the aesthetics of a piece, but also about engraving on old metal worn smooth through touch and time, nicks and scratches that give it character and the journey we share through life.

Methods
My Museum Masterpiece line I made from small pieces of wood that I paint, attach a bezel, apply a small image of a painting, hand decorate with paint and then varnish with a clear, non yellowing varnish.

My neo-Victorian time pendants are made from bits of this and that and feature antique watch parts and vintage pieces of jewelry or vintage reproduction findings.

i can also be found at artmyway [!at] etsy.com

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