As a third generation goldsmith, I grew up in an environment that was devoted to the making of things, the need to create is with me at the most basic level. I revel in the process of making and that excitement leads me to a compulsion to respond to the world that is around me through the objects that I make.
Using wire frame forms and layers give the work a sense of depth and volume, which allows pieces to be viewed from various perspectives. I make use of simple repeated components, and create my work in a spontaneous stream-of-consciousness design process. The bright, bold colours demand attention from the viewer, by contrasting with the environment. The pieces come up and off the body, inviting the viewer to explore the complex array of lines and negative space.
I enjoy observing how people change when they wear my pieces: how they hold their bodies and how the observer is drawn in. I take pleasure in the ambiguity – Is it sculpture, is it jewellery, is it clothing?