Artist's statement

I have always been involved with form, color and patterns found in nature. What better materials than gold, gems and colored vitreous enamels to pay tribute to life and all creations? Much of the imagery found in my jewelry derives from memories of growing up on the Mediterranean Sea, the lush scents of pine, jasmine, and the overwhelming sound of crickets. I want to capture the spectacular beauty that surrounds us with its forms and colors as a painter would. "Plique-a-jour" enameling is my passion and is truly alchemic. It is the art of the fire that reflects my own spirit.
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