I have always been interested in landscape and nature. Even though I don’t paint landscapes per se, I am aware of references to and influences from the land, the earth and elemental forces in my work whether it is jewelry, textiles or mixed media. I am inspired by the natural world, interpreting and filtering influences and forms to create a personal iconography and language. I often use natural materials and found objects and I strive for an honesty to materials in all media. Things are what they are; there are also layers of meaning and intent that contribute talismanic qualities to my work.