Steel from recycled filing cabinets, recycled sterling, and cut coins. All around 2 inches. 2011-2013. Ornament is dead. Long live Ornament.
Recycled sterling, recycled gold, bronze, diamonds, rubies, emeralds, citrine and polymer clay. Most around 2 inches. 3D printed signets. Cast, fabricated, and chased bases. Intended to raise money for charities depicted on the signet. Turns out art jewelry is not a great medium for philanthropy. 2008-2009.
Recycled silver, copper, with graphite on enamel. Some with gold, some with brass, some with rocks. 2007-2008. Self-reflexive, navel-gazing, angsty. The Narcissist Series
Soundforge is an multi-media installation that combines video, audio and sculptural elements in an interactive work that explores forging as an act of both fabrication and percussion. Viewers are initially confronted by video of forging synchronized with a 16 minute looping percussion composition. The video alliterates the act of striking in both music and metal fabrication, emphasizing the role of the hand in both activities.
Proceeding into the gallery the audience is able to use hand-carvedmallets to play three hand-forged human scale vibraphones. Each steel key is tuned to complement the musical score, allowing viewers to easily engage the work. It is also through striking that viewers help complete the work.