Artist's Statement: Barbie was immensely important in fueling my creative life as a child, and ironically continues to be such for me as an adult. I am inspired, terrified and fascinated, first and foremost by humans. I'm drawn to patterns and repetition in all forms.
My "Plastic Body Series" jewelry stems from my desire to re-purpose materials in combination with metals, resulting in the transformation of a mass-produced iconic object into wearable art. I received my BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and have been creating work in this series for over seven years.