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About Laminar

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On Etsy since 2009

Augmenting the landscape of the body with pared-down geometrical designs.

Laminar is a project I began in 2009 as an exploration into the assemblage of shape, color, and texture in the form of jewelry fabrication and objets d'art.

The term laminar, which characterizes a smooth, layered flow, is reflective of the manner in which I like to see humans interact with their environment. While jewelry at times is meant to be a signifier, I prefer to see it as an intermediary between the person and her environment - a kind of pattern or rhythm that visually negotiates the discrepancy between the two.

I find beauty in pieces discarded by humans - broken glass in a parking lot, a cap from a Gatorade bottle, a leftover neoprene gasket in the street gutter - and I celebrate the qualities of more traditional material of silver.

Along with fabrication, I have a masters degree in architecture from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and was a visiting scholar at the Network Architecture Lab with Columbia University in 2009. I taught design studio in architecture at Arizona State University in Tempe from 2010 to 2012.

I reside in Phoenix at the moment where I live with my lovely daughter, Franka, who is four years old.

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Last updated on January 23, 2023

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