I create jewelry that is curious and interactive. Sampling content from trash to treasure, these playful objects are unpretentious and subversive. Exploring the surreal through engineering and illusion, these antics of adornment often contradict our expectations. In celebration of our collective progress, I leverage industrial materials and manufacturing processes to anchor the work firmly within the present. Attempting to articulate this strange new digital world, an aesthetic of randomness is explored through mashups of different realities. Staging collisions between vastly different references of time, scale and subject matter, an underlying unity can be found amongst the debris of shape and memory.
I search for balance between the contained systematic nature of form and its transition into unprincipled outcomes. By asserting boundaries and restrictions, I achieve a level of control while encouraging the unexpected. Through repetitive acts and iterative processes, I consider the properties of metal as a raw material. These inquiries result in jewelry, objects, and […]
Everything around us has been touched, used, cracked, broken – evidence that reveals an object’s existence and experience. I create simple surfaces and forms that when carried on the body, slowly gather traces of the wearer. The marks that are collected through these time-based works are not simply scratches, dents and stains; rather, they become a witness, a […]
Exalting the overlooked and exposing truth is a sublime act. By resurrecting ancient Precolumbian ceramic forms, I invoke the rich visual language of my ancestors to address the systemic impact of colonization on indigenous people and the natural world. I combine various techniques using globally sourced ceramic materials and stained glass to create ecovative sculptures. […]
Americans like to believe that we are better than everyone else. The cultural message is that someone born in America can be whatever he wants. I was lucky enough to be born into the generation that ruined everything. After surviving the undefined “Collapse”, the last millennial on earth searches for a refuge in a brand […]