I have a background in Industrial Design, Fine Art (Gold & Silversmithing) and Multimedia and like to work in a variety of media. Concept development and the physical act of making are my favorite processes.
Anthropomorphism and character design are a major part of most work I do.
Small-scale production allows me to explore variations of similar concepts and allows me to group them into families to further explore their anthropomorphic qualities.
My blog title ‘Repugnant Charm’ could sum up the nature of my work. I am interested in the balance between ugly and attractive. I play with bringing enough beauty to an ugly object or making a beautiful object a little bit ugly.
I became interested in the power and sentiment carried with jewelry and wished to continue this into larger objects. In 1999 I had cancer and became interested in the healing powers of meditation, spiritual totems and visualization techniques.