About my work

 

 I build geometric structures out of beads, combining individual shapes  into more complex ones that form necklaces, bracelets, vessels and other  objects. Some of my structures are based on engineered works; others derive from molecular forms.

Most of the work uses hand cut silver tubes as beads. I often oxidize the silver to darken it.This gives the work a sort of bridge truss-ish look, which enhances the  open metal structures.  Often I embellish the work with accents of stone  beads or tubes of other metals (colored aluminum or gold).  My goal is to create works that are large and volumetric but at the same time minimalist and almost not there.

For more information on my work and my design process, visit my blog or check out the resume below.



Gallery exhibits and selected art festivals

  

2018

Coconut Grove Art Festival       

2017

CraftForms; Wayne Art Center, Wayne PA

Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design; Lighthouse ArtCenter, Tequesta, GA

Fine Contemporary Craft 2017; Artspace, Raleigh, NC

Wearable Expressions, Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, honorable mention award

Naples National Art Festival, Naples, FL

American Craft Council Show, Atlanta, GA

2016

Coconut Grove Art Festival, Miami, FL

2015

Craft Forms; Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

Bridges 2015, University of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD (international exhibit of mathematical art)

American Craft Council Show, Baltimore, MD

2014

Bonita Springs Art Festival, January, Bonita Springs, FL 

Festival of Fine Craft, Highland Park, IL

2013

Art, Beats and Eats Festival, Royal Oak, MI; First Place award

Eastern Shore Arts Center, Fairhope, AL; solo show, January 2013

Spring Festival of Arts, Panama City, FL; Best of Show award

Atlanta Dogwood Festival, Atlanta, GA

2010

American Craft Today, The Bascom Museum, Highlands, NC

2009

Visual Art Center of Northwest Florida, Panama City, FL, solo show

2008

Wearable Expressions, Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 

Small Expressions, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa FL

Pearl in the Oyster, Florida Craftsmen Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL