Tensegrity - A sculpture of sterling silver, with sapphires held together through a floating compression technique to maintain tensional integrity.
Tensegrity is a design principle that applies when a discontinuous set of compression elements is opposed and balanced by a continuous tensile force, thereby creating an internal prestress that stabilizes the entire structure.
Journey of Balance - A copper vessel with a cherrywood base, held in place with magnets, 11”x5”x4”.
This piece unearths forgotten and unfinished projects from the past and breathes fresh life into a new object that represents the multiple stages of my career as an artist.
The base of this piece is made from cherrywood representing her roots as a carpenter, something that she has been passionate about for many years. The feather component is the first metal item she created with the use of construction materials: copper roofing sheet, stripped electrical wire, and plumbing solder. This feather was created long before the change in her career that would lead her to metal, representing an additional medium that has been added to her toolbox. The flowing wire structure is made from recycled electrical wire and represents the old flowing into the new, like a current sparking life and inspiration. The raised copper bowl, embellished with a blue/green patina emphasizes the balance of the choices she has made, her ability to adapt and change, and her growth as a maker.
Spider - Cast silver ring in the shape of a spider, with an amber stone.
Size 7, 2022.
"Influenced by the TV series “Bones”, I became interested in skeletons and other weird elements. The head of the spider was replaced by a skull head to increase the eerie atmosphere. The spider’s legs were dramatically shaped into the ring shank, and the four claws were specifically designed to look like spider’s legs. The mostly natural formation of amber stone reminds me of spider’s natural feeding habits, so the characteristics of amber stones are quite consistent with the theme of spiders."