Attracted first to color as a bird building a nest these pieces are developed. If an added element does not fit intuitively into the form it is dropped to the ground and forgotten. Using only mechanical attachment from one piece to the next the work is informed by classical jewelry techniques but seen through an iconoclast lens.
Having spent decades studying, selling and making jewelry I have a deep sentimentality for the history of these materials. I perceive a growing unawareness of the formal understanding of classical decorative arts traditions. It is this gap that my work explores in order to make a connection to the contemporary. As we are bombarded with fleeting visual information in the twenty first century by the Internet phenomenon, I too attempt to collide the classical with the ephemeral.