I utilize a mix of 3 elements: glass, precious metals & gemstones. My technique involves the centuries old process of cold-working the glass, which does not use heat. I sculpt the glass using techniques such as cutting, grinding, drilling and polishing, and water to keep the material cool. I sketch my design, then engrave the glass with stone and diamond wheels. I polish specific parts of the surface which brings out the desired light, shadows and reflections. Once I construct the sterling elements, I carve back into the glass so that all of my elements are completely integrated into my designs. I create narrative pieces that evoke a sense of nature as raw and wild yet modified and restrained. Using spectacular colors and organic textures, I seek to capture nature's fleeting beauty and encourage the viewer to think about their own relationship to the natural world.