I am an independent metalsmith & jeweler living in Detroit, MI. I
have maintained my own studio practice since 2005.
The primary focus of my work is to examine the process of
metalsmithing while reflecting upon the audiences role. Through
these considerations, I challenge and play with notions of object,
jewelry, and function.
This series of work is attempts to capture the act of labor. Through
recycling mass manufactured objects and rendering them to cast
ingots and cold forging them into the forms you see. Rings and
backings serve as holders for these new artifacts.