"A Good Day Fishing"
Private Collection in Bellefonte, PA
Private Collection in Bellefonte, PA
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Welcome to my world of artistic renewal and spiritual connection, where each piece carries a profound story waiting to be discovered. Thank you for embarking on this extraordinary journey with me.
My latest collection, known as "Prayer Bowls," is a testament to my deep passion for delving into the intricate connections between people, spirituality, and the natural world through the art of renewal. Within this creative journey, I meticulously craft intricate pieces that intricately weave together forgotten elements, forging unexpected connections and metaphors that may not be immediately apparent. My creative language is one of parables, storytelling, and analogies, all aimed at igniting the imagination and inviting contemplation of the profound process of renewal.
My unique approach involves purposefully selecting discarded, overlooked, or once loved materials to serve as key components in both my jewelry and sculptures. I see these remnants not merely as metal scraps, gears, silverware, water pipes, broken fragments, pottery, and trinkets, but as echoes of a bygone era, extensions of human hands in another time and place. To me, the process of refurbishment is not just a labor of love, but a profound act of preserving their heritage and forging connections to people, places, and relatable stories. By embracing their imperfections, I aim to unearth the authentic truths that lie within.
My journey into the world of art began as a teenager in Virginia within the realm of the hair fashion industry. While studying cosmetology, I became intrigued by the obscure shapes and dimensions that could be sculpted with hair. Yet, instead of pursuing hair fashion, I transitioned into the aerospace industry, braiding advanced materials like carbon, Teflon, and other high-tech fibers into large rocket and submarine components.
After relocating to State College, Pennsylvania, home of the Nittany Lions, I felt a new calling in my heart. I saw individuals grappling with the side effects of chemotherapy treatments struggling to regain a sense of self and confidence led me to open “The Hair Lady," a wig boutique. It was a joy to be a part of the transformative power of objects like wigs. When combined with skilled styling and uplifting words of encouragement, their self-esteem and confidence grew.
This inspiring journey fueled my desire to empower individuals to express their unique stories and inner strength through beautiful, wearable art. Thus, in 2010, "Sentimental Jewelry Designs" was born, nurtured within the embrace of "The Hair Lady."
From these roots in jewelry-making, I embarked on a creative evolution, guided by my fascination with old, rusty, once-used treasures and serendipitous curiosity. This evolution expanded into a fervent passion for creative expression, ultimately leading me to the world of sculptural art, where I now breathe life into recycled and found materials.
My art has found its place in various galleries, and I've had the privilege of being featured in esteemed publications. Much of my work has discovered its home in private collections across the United States, a testament to the profound resonance of these unique creations.
Thank you for being a part of this artistic journey that celebrates renewal, spiritual connection, and the beauty of imperfections. Together, we embark on a path where every piece whispers a story of transformation and renewal, waiting to be unveiled.
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