Metalwork came by accident for me; the moment I held the torch and the flame erupted, I was enthralled. I approach my work not as jeweler, but as an artist who creates metal sculptures.
I choose to fabricate by hand and thrive in an atmosphere of controlled chaos. I look for tension through disturbing symmetry, thus revealing unrecognizable shapes.
I am pushed by the response of the metal to heat from fire, which compels me to shape the metal beyond its preconceived limitations. The metal becomes flexible and open to the addition of other materials, which creates a result not predetermined.
I find inspiration in architecture and ruins and believe that experimentation and risk are the only true ways to discovery.
My attitude towards life, just like my art, is decidedly non-conformist.
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