Copper, silver, salt and patina, 8 cm L x 5.5 cm W x 2.5 cm H, 2018 Size 5.5.
I create work in relationships with specific places. By collaborating with my surroundings, I reveal rich aspects of each location. I had participated in artistic residencies in the Canary Islands (SP), Seville (SP), and in Iles de la Madeleine (CA) where I discovered my interest in working with local materials such as basalt, cork and salt.
I use materials that have a smaller environmental footprint, choosing either natural (wood, salt, wax), recycled (plastic, metals, fabrics), or found objects. I do not hesitate to use delicate or ephemeral materials in some of my jewelry. I favor a project approach with each piece using materials, often non-traditional to jewellery, to create a common theme.
Although I instinctively approach the material using techniques from jewellery, no material is excluded. While the jewellery created can be friable, over-sized or over-weight, it is still meant to be worn.