I combine sterling silver, gold, and gemstones with shapes found in nature to create interpretive works of wearable art with a fresh and modern perspective. Using traditional metalsmithing techniques, I strive to create a balance between hard and soft, modern and organic, contemporary and traditional. I achieve that balance by incorporating alternative materials such as rubber and rough-cut gemstones into my work. I also pair those materials with organic elements from nature. My body of work endeavors to maintain an organic quality while still feeling modern. The aim is not simply to mimic nature, but to interpret and celebrate it.