artist statement Emotions and memories inspire my work as a metal artist. My most recent pieces are about conflicting feelings. Ive found that in the cycle of life, there are both positives and negatives, such as pleasure and pain, loss and gain. I fabricate copper, silver, and bronze to create jewelry about this cycle. I further embellish each piece with gemstones, gold, enamel, pearls and sometimes epoxy resin. Rough textures and sharp edges are added to convey conflicting emotions.