Craft is a constant state of learning, practicing, and problem solving for me. As I fixate on new skills, repetition becomes meditation. My aesthetic combines abstracted details of nature with experimentation of traditional metalsmithing techniques. I am not inspired solely by the world around me, but rather my full experience of it. Creating jewelry and metal objects is how I honor these idiosyncrasies, including my need for a tactile and tangible existence. Making becomes a space for healing and reflection, bringing me out of my head and into my hands. My work mirrors this exchange from the inside to out, emotional states represented as physical pieces.