School of Art and Design Alumni Exhibition 2021
My work is rooted in the formal traditions of enameling and silversmithing. Drawing inspiration from botanical forms and architectural details, I transform my observations, experiences, and memories into small vignettes made of metal and glass.
I believe that all things are growing and disappearing. With the passage of time, there is no way to go back to a moment once it has passed. One day we will be gone, just like the natural world and objects around us. When we are born, we bring nothing with us to the earth, and we take nothing with us when we leave. I believe that our memories and experiences are the most meaningful parts of life.
Architecture is a living creature. Buildings are brought to life by people and in time they too will fade and die away. Architectural forms, like people, hold memories of events that have taken place within and around them. Buildings convey different feelings and emotions due to their individual histories and the stories they hold. By using metals and enamels as a means of expression, I commemorate architecture’s structures and appearances as a reminder of their existence.
Treasure, sterling silver, fine silver, patina, 2.8″ x 2″ x 0.75″, 2020