I began my creative life by viewing the world through a compositional lens. Photography has been my constant companion on this journey. It articulates my thoughts, feelings and responses where there are no words for translation.
I also have an innate desire to craft physical objects by the hand and experience the feeling of forming raw natural materials. I arrived at the answer of contemporary jewellery at a time in my life when I needed to return to my creative path.
Intuitive play with these natural substances manifested in 3D compositions using principally the language of the ring.
I create objects with the intimate intention of forms that connect with the body on both physical and intellectual levels. My work focusses on the socio-political landscape, the sustainability of life systems and spiritual realms.
I am drawn to the practice of installation and how an environment can activate a persons emotional and physical response to immersive sensory stimuli. Handshake 4 provides me with the experimental platform to develop exploratory concepts under the critique of a chosen mentor. Benjamin Lignel is an authority in the contemporary jewellery field of exhibitionism and critical discourse. I look forward to benefiting from his insight.