I have been on a journey of unlearning for several years now.
This trek has taken me inward, on a search for the ancient language that connects me to the wind, the ocean, a tortoise and birds, the stars, humanity. This strange interior pilgrimage included the shedding of layers of learned fear, replaced by the embrace of inter-being, the extraordinary interconnectedness of all things in this universe of marvels and oddities, astonishments and magnificence.
I weave this ethos through my jewelry and object art using a magpie approach, composing antique imagery, text and figural toys, which pepper small theatre-like frameworks. My layered narratives in glass and metal extend a helping hand, an invitation to see the world with curious eyes, the eyes of a child.
You are often invited to turn a tiny crank handle which activates movement in the work, to become a magician for a moment, an alchemist in reverie, a shaman dreaming the world.
It is a very sacred game we are playing here on earth. Each of my pieces can function as a touchstone, a cairn, a talisman, for soul retrieval, for awakening, for the journey back to remembering. I think of each as a miniature navigational atlas to the unseen, the unheard, the unknown: the world behind this world.