The work is greatly informed by process itself. Working exclusively in the medium of metal mesh, the articulated fabric brings challenging physical properties—successful designs are executed within a variety of exacting constraints. Encouraging the fluid material into pleasing, stable shapes is an ongoing study of tension and release, always with a focus on gravity.Metal mesh from vintage and antique purses is cleaned, deconstructed, and re-engineered. Framed Mesh pieces draw lines of dark, oxidized, sterling silver chain—all hand linked—around the borders of gold mesh elements. This edging delivers graphic impact and also provides finish and structure to the mesh shapes. Joinery around these elements is all soldered or welded directly chain-to-chain—no bulky jump rings—drawing slim, uninterrupted lines throughout the work. Earrings display the mesh held open in a flat plane, suspended from hand hammered armatures. Detailing is always minimal and discreet, focusing attention on the form of the piece and the inherent beauty of the vintage materials.
Hand-carved bracelet clasps are cast in sterling silver and brass. These clasps were carefully designed and created as two distinct halves, allowing them to be easily hooked with one hand.