On a River. From a lake. By the sea.
Water Reflections in Metal.
I am so happy to release my new collection Aqueous into the world today! This collection is born from bodies of water and inspired by the rivers, lakes and oceans I love to visit.
Creating a new collection and releasing it into the world is always a long process for me, and the process is never the same. The flow of inspirations, ideas, and hands-on forming of wax and metal never begins the same or progresses in one certain way. I make things, I melt them away, I keep and discard ideas and drawings. But in order for everything to come together one element must always be present, a constant movement forward, the current of creativity and work, the thing I call FLOW.
During the creation of this collection, I found space to visit the Pacific Ocean, The Russian River, and the lakes of Gold Country in California with the intention of aligning myself with the natural movement of these living bodies of water. The ocean ebbs and flows, the river always runs forward, and the lake holds and nurtures life with slow moving calm. Taking this time to be quiet and listen allowed me to carry this meditation home with me and incorporate these movements into my creative process and my hands-on work for this collection.
From the tiny delicate River Studs to the solid yet fluid form of the Flow Cuff, I carved and formed this collection with an undercurrent of constant movement and smooth yet imperfect curves and shapes. The pieces feel like liquid on your body and are meant to be easy everyday adornments.
Find your way into the waters you love this summer, and maybe let a favorite or two from the Aqueous Collection accompany you on your way.
Nature asks us to come closer...be still...and listen. It is in this place that we being to find the answers to everything.