“Elevation of the Common Beetle”
Enamel, sterling silver, mahogany, maple, opals, labradorite 20” x 20” x 4”
“Elevation of the Common Beetle” uses a framed two-dimensional traditional format and transforms it into a three-dimensional relief work that simply celebrates nature with the emphasis on the nondescript beetle. It employs traditional jewelry techniques, including stone setting, but uses them as sculptural elements, which in turn push past the frame as the traditional boundary.
I earned my degree in jewelry and metals in 2001 as a non-traditional CIA student and I create one-of-a-kind jewelry and sculpture, fusing glass to metal and hand fabricating of all elements. Since 2007 I have taught three-dimensional design and sculpture at two Northeastern Ohio colleges. My work exhibits regionally, nationally and internationally.