This is a series of work that is currently ongoing.
Adornment inherently possesses an intimate relationship to the wearer. It communicates identity and story while calling speculation to the wearer’s impact on the subject of the piece. The natural and architectural forms in my work illustrate this interpersonal relationship between wearer and place. Natural places cause moments of self-reflection, growth and identity formation. Similarly, each step taken in a natural place creates or strengthens human structures, altering the place’s identity. In the interest of protecting natural spaces, I limit the use of found natural objects. Instead, I illustrate these elements through woodcarving, metal fabrication and forming. Upon interacting with my adornment, the wearer is reconnected to the natural places that shape their identity while contemplating their impact upon those places.