For many years I have collected antique beads, multicultural amulets, preserved bones, gems and minerals for use in jewelry making and for simple aesthetic beauty. These objects intrigue my preoccupation with the cycles of life, different cultures and with the balancing of my dualities. I intertwine contemporary sculptures and utilitarian products with that of a mysterious or abstruse ethnicity.
Handmade objects have a level of beauty and durability and with that I feel honored to create and fulfill the needs of everyday people. The fact that stone, clay and precious gems and minerals come from the earth has kept me fascinated and energized for as long as I can remember.