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just breathe
enamel on copper, sterling silver, pearl silk, wood, photograph
12" x 9.5" x 1.5" (brooch: 3.5" x 5" x 1")
2021
nothing else
enamel on copper, sterling silver, wood, photograph
15" x 11" x 2" (brooch: 3.5" x 7" x 1.25")
2021
shifting sands, empty promise (wall mounted brooch)
enamel on copper, sterling silver, wood, photograph
24" x 16" x 2" (brooch: 5" x 3" x .75")
2018
no where every where
enamel on copper, sterling silver, wood, photograph
30" x 20" x 2" (brooch: 4.5" x 7.5" x 1.25")
2021
desert bloom
enamel on copper, sterling silver, monofilament, wood, photograph
12" x 10" x 2.75" (brooch: 4.5" x 5" x 1")
2021
sand spring
enamel on copper, sterling silver, monofilament, wood, photograph
12" x 12" x 2.5" (brooch: 3.25" x 6" x 1.25")
2021
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
don't look down (wall mounted brooch)
enamel on copper, sterling silver, wood, photograph
12" x 10" x 2" (brooch: 4" x 4" x 1.5")
2020
starboard
enamel on copper, sterling silver, pearl silk, wood, photograph
16" x 16" x 3" (brooch: 3.5" x 9" x 1.5")
2022
as far as i can see (wall mounted brooch)
enamel on copper, sterling silver, wood, photograph
12" x 8" x 2" (brooch: 3" x 4" x .5")
2020
heart land (wall mounted brooch)
enamel on copper, sterling silver, wood, photograph
10" x 8" x 2" (brooch: 2.5" x 4" x .75")
2019
outside looking through
enamel on copper, sterling silver, monofilament, wood, photograph
12" x 8" x 2" (brooch: 2.25" x 3.5" x 1")
2021
what's left unsaid
enamel on copper, sterling silver, monofilament, wood, photograph
12" x 8" x 2.5" (brooch: 4" x 3.5" x 1.25")
2021
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")
2017
flourishing in captivity
enamel on copper, sterling silver, monofilament, wood, photograph
20" x 16" x 2.5" (brooch: 3.5" x 9" x 1.5")
2021
undergrowth
enamel on copper, sterling silver, wood, photograph
20" x 40" x 3" (brooch: 3.5" x 9" x 2.5")
2021
keep still
enamel on copper, sterling silver, wood, photograph
15" x 10" x 2.5" (brooch: 3.25" x 6.5" x 1.5")
2021
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
drawing water from a stone (wall mounted brooch)
enamel on copper, sterling silver, monofilament, wood, photograph
8" x 8" x 1.5" (brooch: 2.5" x 4.5" x .5")
2020
but if you go (wall mounted brooch)
enamel on copper, sterling silver, wood, photograph
10" x 10" x 2.5" (brooch: 3.25" x 4" x 1")
2020
bramble (wall mounted brooch)
enamel on copper, sterling silver, wood, photograph
10" x 10" x 2.5" (brooch: 3" x 5" x .1.25")
2020
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
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
taking refuge (wall mounted brooch)
enamel on copper, sterling silver, wood, photograph
12" x 8" x 1.5" (brooch: 3.5" x 3" x .75")
2020
pink and green (wall mounted brooch)
enamel on copper, sterling silver, wood, photograph
12" x 8" x 2.5" (brooch: 3.25" x 4.25" x 1.75")
2020
looking for a place to hide (wall mounted brooch)
enamel on copper, sterling silver, wood, photograph
12" x 8" x 1.5" (brooch: 4" x 4.5" x .5"))
2019
ashes to ashes
enamel on copper, sterling silver, wood, photograph
20" x 13" x 2" (brooch: 4" x 8" x 1")
2021
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
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
your prettiest disguise (wall mounted brooch)
enamel on copper, copper, sterling silver, wood, photograph
12" x 8" x 2" (brooch: 1" x 5" x .5")
2018

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 moment that has passed, however, things can only serve, at best, as signs or signifiers of a much larger, intangible truth.