• artist statement

    Have you considered preserving the ring of dust that forms around objects?
    Have you contemplated the absence of something whose outline has been preserved?
    Have you noticed how hair tangles and clogs channels, or burrows into your sweater?

    My work is a collection of lines—illustrations of gesture that emphasize the connection between thoughts and the hand. My acute observations of materials objects and processes are central to my practice. These ethereal jewelry objects are sensitive, poetic reflections—timestamps that illustrate language and evoke memory.

    Through documentation and preservation, I reveal the marks of time.
    Knotting fine strands captures a chronology of moments.
    Oxidation causes subtle stains to accumulate on a dusty, silver surface.
    Piercing a pin through a delicate swatch of silk, generates a collection of holes.
    Fusing particles of silver dust, permanently preserves a ring of dust.
    Embedding a delicate wire into a thin sheet of silver—leaves a trace on the underside.
    Collectively, these marks recite the language of time.

  • to make objects
    with layers.
    that reflect the past.
    that embody language.
    that depict gesture.
    that record time.
    that incorporate fragility.
    that suggest the body.
    that provide an experience.
    imbued with ritual.

  • A halo on a dusty surface.
    A loop of light.
    A moment captured.
    Moving through the air.

  • dust

    stomp, stomp, stomp,
    the cloud rises.

    the air is full,
    remembered.

    with time,
    the air is still.

    falling to the floor,
    they settle slowly.

    a sheet,
    transparent.

    one by one they fall,
    the floor collects.

    a blanket,
    thick.

    the air is clear,
    forgotten.

  • stain

    Time collects,
    Impurities gather,
    A mark is made.
    How long has at been?

  • marking time

    Piercing,
    Piercing,
    Marking,
    Marking.

    Marking,
    Piercing,
    Piercing,
    Marking.

    Piercing,
    Piercing,
    Marking,
    Marking.

    Time.

  • palimpsest

    Unraveling,
    Cutting,
    Dying,
    Knotting,
    Taping,

    Unwrapping,
    Wearing.

    Unwrapping,
    Wearing.

    Unwrapping,
    Wearing.

    Removing,
    Reattaching.

    Remembering.