My jewelry and mixed media assemblage art proceed in harmony with the ‘up-cycling and repurposing’ movement, which seeks to reevaluate the worth of waste by reinventing and reclaiming discarded materials in new and unexpected ways giving it a second life, transforming its original design into something new.
All of my art pieces are the result of manipulating or rearranging used and discarded materials. These repurposed materials give the jewelry and accessories a strong identity with unique characteristics effectively making each piece distinct and unique.
My process and my inspiration are material-focused. Using non-organic discarded materials and reworking them to create unexpectedly organic shapes and patterns. I aim to create jewelry and accessories that demand a fundamental reconsideration of material and purpose. I strive to make art that is thought-provoking and surprising. Art that is contemporary and makes a creative and thoughtful statement.
In much of my work, my concepts come to life through a common deep-rooted passion to work toward using sustainable or repurposed materials in my work. In an over-consuming society, already struggling to solve the problems of tomorrow, using salvaged materials offers a new path to more environmentally friendly solutions, by up-cycling and repurposing discarded materials into useful art.
The function and material nature of my art do not concern me as much as the presence and feeling of an object that has been transformed from one material, having one purpose, into something entirely different.