As a designer and metalworker I tend to design pieces that stress the importance of unity and order with precision and concentration on details and craftsmanship. The repetition in the process; hammering and forming, cutting, sanding, engraving, welding, all brings me to a Zen like moment, high on creating something that does not exist otherwise.
As a student I was curious to experiment with a variety of materials such as bronze, brass, copper, steel, silver, nickel as well as resin, bone, stone, wood, paper, plastic, recycled materials and more. However, I have designed my studio for working with steel.
I created a wide range of work using different techniques such as, machining (mill, lathe), wire work, stone setting, etching, forming, blacksmithing, welding as well as variety of hand fabrication techniques and tools. Copper forming challenged my patience level but showed me flexibility, welding made me want to live, dangerous and stimulating. Finally, wirework taught me to enjoy a slower paste, growing softly but precisely. Achieving perfection through repetition.
My new collection will be going towards a complete different direction, larger scale sculptural pieces. Compared to my previous work, smaller scale jewelry pieces, a few table tops and art objects, this will be a great challenge for me to expand my limits beyond the idea of scale. Like using any medium to create something that never existed, I am passionate to bring out a side of me that would not exist without art.
There is a remarkable amount of freedom in repetition of symmetrical forms and geometrical shapes. I am fascinated by the power of forms, lines and angles when they sit next to one another with different compositions, creating a pattern, a monument, an installation. When "One" becomes a 1000, it holds power even if it is just a simple line.