My design sensibility comes from years of practicing as an architect. My jewelry focuses on sculptural and dimensional forms composed of light airy curves that evoke a sense of visual movement. Anticlastic raising is a metal forming technique based on the hyperbolic paraboloid, a saddle-like curve. I use various hammers to slowly coax thin sheets of recycled metal into strong but delicate-looking organic forms. I prefer working directly with metal to form and construct my jewelry, ensuring its uniqueness. My inspiration stems from our natural environment, distilling the elements into abstract shapes.