What is it we consider "precious"? Is it something as tangible as gold & diamonds, pearls, and physical beauty? Or is it more ephemeral than that?...the expansiveness we feel in NATURE...our EMPATHY towards others in turmoil...STEWARDSHIP for the living things of the Earth...a LEGACY of beauty and justice we wish to leave behind? In crafting both my artworks and my business I am moved to explore the deeper meaning within the very materials I employ. My focus is the counterpoint between found objects (driftwood, beach rock, and sea glass) with more "precious" (ethically sourced) materials, such as FAIRMINED gold and silver, fair-trade sapphires and recycled diamonds, to redefine what it is we consider to be truly precious. From nature's sculpting of the driftwood, sea glass & tidal stones I collect on the beaches of Northern California, to my support of ecological & social justice through traceable purchasing relationships & responsible trading partners, I want the true story behind each piece I create to be a legacy of beauty, integrity, and justice...a physical manifestation of what is most precious in life.