I consider myself an artist working in the medium of metals; the format of jewelry. I strive to make unique, beautiful, perfectly crafted wearable art. I am heavily influenced by the perfection of Ingres’ line and brushwork, Asian metals and textiles, 17th C Dutch still lifes, 19th C Romanticism and Symbolism, 20th C Surrealism and Dada, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and the Arts and Crafts Movement of the late 19th/ early 20th Centuries. All of these influences have an elegance or conceptual basis which informs my personal aesthetic. I also find endless inspiration in nature, especially the landscape of the desert Southwest.