artwork | > making place | 2014 - present

in the rose garden (wall mounted brooch)
enamel on copper, copper, sterling silver, wood, photograph
8" x 10" x 3.5" (brooch: 4" x 4" x 2")
2017
since forever (wall mounted brooch)
enamel on copper, sterling silver, wood, photograph
8" x 8" x 3" (brooch: 3" x 4.5" x 2")
2014
who you thought I was (wall mounted brooch)
enamel on copper, sterling silver, wood, photograph
8" x 8" x 3" (brooch: 1.5" x 6" x 1.5")
2015
look, it's simple (wall mounted brooch)
enamel on copper, copper, sterling silver, monofilament, wood, photograph
8" x 8" x 2.5" (brooch: 4.5" x 3" x 1.5")
2016
dark cloud (wall mounted brooch)
enamel on copper, sterling silver, wood, photograph
8" x 8" x 2" (brooch: 3.5" x 5" x 1")
2017
now I lay fallow (wall mounted brooch)
enamel on copper, copper, sterling silver, monofilament, wood, photograph
8" x 10" x 2.75" (brooch: 2.25" x 3.5" x 1/75")
2016
can we build a safe house (wall mounted brooch)
enamel on copper, sterling silver, wood, photograph
8" x 10" x 3.5" (brooch: 3.5" x 5" x 2.25")
2016

Memories are the fleeting specters of our mind. Are they real, however intangible, or a figment of our imagination, fabricated and organized to help us make meaning of the world? This body of work explores the question of embodied memory and its connection to place. Objects made in response to a landscape, a site... they are worn on the body, the way we wear our memories, constructing an identity made up of stories about where we are from and where we have been. Badges that honor experience yet barely scratching the surface of what lies beneath. We create and archive material objects | a photograph, a piece of jewelry | ­to remind us of a present moment that has passed, however, things can only serve, at best, as signs or signifiers of a much larger, incorporeal truth.