My jewelry is inspired by my experience of the world around me - both nature and the cultures I encounter through my travels. Organic shapes, textures, and surfaces in nature have been the root of my work. I also like to combine contrasting surfaces and textures, using a patina to highlight these contrasts. Some pieces lend themselves to a matte finish with moderate patina and steel wool for a natural weathered look, while others call for a high polish and a strong dark patina for contrast. My pieces are not meant to be delicate in their look; they are intended to make a bold and dramatic statement.