the Undesirables

The Undesirables Exhibition at Riverworks Gallery, Greenville, SC, 2018, curated by Gallery Director Fleming Markel. Other venues have included: Mesa Contemporary Arts Musuem in Mesa, AZ, the Fitton Center for Arts in Hamilton, OH, and the Greenville Center for Creative Arts in Greenville, SC. In this work, shapes and imagery combine to become physical manifestations of acceptance of mortality. I find beauty in the forms associated with decay, signifying the unending cycle of life and rebirth of which we are all a part. Read the whole artist statement here.

Mother of Pearl (front and back views), enamel, copper, sterling silver, silk, 10 in x 10 in x 1 in, 2017

Wound Up, enamel, copper, sterling silver, 12 in x 10 in x 3 in, 2017


Fossil, enamel, copper, sterling silver, 9 x 11 x 1 inches, 2015

details of Fossil

Boutonniere (front and back views), enamel, copper, sterling silver, pearls, 3 x 3 x .5 inches, 2016

Pollen Collar, enamel, copper, sterling silver, 12 x 9 x 1 inches, 2015

detail of Pollen Collar

Mycorrhizal Necklace, enamel, copper, sterling silver, 12 x 12 x 4 inches, 2014

Lichen Brooch, enamel, copper, sterling silver, 3 x 3 x .5 inches, 2013

Corsage, enamel, copper, sterling silver, 5 x 3 x .3 inches, 2013

Red Fungus Brooch, enamel, copper, sterling silver, 2 x 3 x .5 inches, 2013

Rendezvous, enamel, copper, sterling silver, wood, 11 in x 10 in x 1in, 2017

Gastropoda, enamel, copper, sterling silver, gold, 20 in x 3 in x 2 in, 2012

Dissemination, enamel, copper, sterling silver, 15 in x 1 in x 2 in 2018

Torsion (front and back views), enamel, copper, sterling silver, 4 in x 3 in x 1 in, 2018

Accretion (front and back views), enamel, copper, sterling silver, 4 in x 3 in x 2 in 2018

Wedding Set, sterling silver, cast glass, 2 x x 1 inches, 2015