Many artists I've talked to have told me that they're inspired in their work by love or by food or by friends and family, but for me nature is the ultimate source of inspiration. Nature is all-encompassing, complex, beautiful, and unrelenting. I don't think that anything made by man can even begin to compare with the greatness of nature. The goal in my art (whether it's my jewelry, my watercolors, or my photography) is to capture just the tiniest bit of beauty that is found in nature. I don't try to compete with it; merely to try to convey some of the feeling that it inspires in me.
I studied jewelry-making at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco, CA, and metalsmithing at Mission College in Santa Clara, CA.
I work in a completely smoke-free home. Three cats live in my house with me, but they do not help me make jewelry. As…
- Born on January 9
- Joined May 21, 2007