I began my career as a graphic designer, creating print and web communications. In recent years my focus has been on creating modern, sculptural jewelry based on geometric shapes and formed through traditional techniques such as fabricating and forging. Color and texture are achieved through use of wood, patinas, gemstones, and vitreous enamels. Although strong emphasis is placed on the processes involved in making each piece, my primary objective is to develop the concept of the whole piece and how it feels and drapes on the body. Therefore, my skills are a platform to introduce new materials whenever necessary to more clearly illustrate my ideas. I am fascinated by kinetics, light refracted by gemstones, and patterns in wood grains. I was born in Connecticut, and studied fine art at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.