The process to creating in any art form is both intuitive and experimental. Creating small scale sculpture for decorative, functional, or wearable purposes is my intention. As a maker, I am passionate about materials, creating my own designs, problem solving, and expressing these ideas by constructing one-of-a-kind objects.
A variety of environments influence my designs. I capture the negative space shapes between tree branches by creating pendants or brooches. Bird motifs have appeared in my magpie-etched cuff bracelets, anodized aluminum pins and earrings, and hoop necklaces. I am also influenced by my farming roots, travel, and historical periods including my European, Scottish, and Métis ancestry. My other influences are conceived from periods I have studied in Art History such as the Baroque, Victorian and Contemporary eras.
My work is divided into three distinct lines: contemporary, historical, and Canadiana. The contemporary line consists of a pendant style called
Just Jasper and uses plexi-glass as a base for the Jasper stone with a sterling silver pierced bezel. The historical line of Victorian brooches with a bezel-set Labradorite stone is a re-design from images of antique cabinet drawer back plates. The Canadiana line is cast snow called
Canadian Snow Cast, eh! and consists of
Glacialis I and II neck pieces and
Snow Drop pendants.