Natural Disasters 2019

Created to shield us from the environment, textiles became a form of expression and a universal language. Through the tactile intimacy of my textile jewelry, I affirm our primal need to connect to the land and seek to understand the human condition. Discordant transitions suggest strength, confidence, and power, while novel color combinations reflect visceral feelings of seasonal change, uncertainty, and even hope. Natural disasters and climate crisis are at the forefront of mind, our mother Earth mirroring human condition: calm, violent, refreshing, threatening, and moments of tranquil as we continue to take from her. My awareness evolves and my obligation to connect persists. Variegated terrain, opposing clusters of metal and stone- all in balance reveal fantastical landscapes and uncertain futures. Contemporary amulets emerge.