My jewelry proceeds in harmony with the ‘up-cycling’ 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 it’s original design into something new.
All of my jewelry and accessories are the result of manipulating used and discarded materials. These repurposed materials give the jewelry and accessories a strong identity with unique characteristics effectively making each piece a distinct and unique work of art.
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 jewelry that is distinctive and surprising. Jewelry that is contemporary and makes a creative and thoughtful statement.
This body of work came to life through a common deep rooted passion to work toward using sustainable materials in my work. In an over-consuming society, already struggling to solve the problems of tomorrow, eco-design offers a new path to more environmentally friendly products, by up-cycling and repurposing discarded materials into useful art.
The function and material nature of jewelry does 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.