I grew up on a small farm in Connecticut in a family full of artists and people who work with their hands. After receiving my BFA in photography in 1997, I began exploring my concepts through jewelry-making techniques. An advocate for the small and forgotten, the displaced and discarded, I ﬁnd the act of adorning oneself with these objects to be empowering. Each component of the natural world is beautiful, from molecules passing through the walls of cells to toxic mold, from single-celled organisms to deadly viruses. By embellishing ourselves with the forms we take for granted or are too afraid to think about, we celebrate ourselves and our place in the world around us.
All my work is made by hand, by me, with the utmost concern for quality. I use sterling silver, 14 k gold, and occasionally 18k gold. The metals I use are solid, not plated, so the…
- Born on January 20
- Joined April 17, 2006