I've been making jewelry for well
over 25 years now, and you could say that my style and technique
have definitely matured. It's a very exciting time because I really
know the motifs I want to explore, and am very capable of constructing
jewelry to express them.
My favorite jewelry creations are the
ones that express mystery and imagination, a lyrical, romantic
The Glyphs Series started with
one piece that had a triangle, a squiggle and a rune from Tolkien's
Middle Earth, but mostly glyphs have been universal symbols, full
of different meanings in different places- a kind of Atlantean
alphabet. Lately I've begun to use specific symbols in my Four
Elements Jewelry (Earth, Air, Fire, Water.)
The various Shaman
Figures I make were inspired by a North African tribal ornament,
very different and always evolving. Their moonstone faces are
always round representing Grandmother Moon.
Crows and Ravens are transformative
spirits, tricksters, if you will, and their use, both in my printmaking,
and in jewelry is constant. The same thing applies to Trees which
I also love to portray. Lately these have collided with the Shaman
motif and a shrine house to become the Shaman Spirit House Series.
I've started to work also in an artistic style known as Steampunk.
Think Jules Verne having lunch with H.G. Wells and Stephen Hawking on a
steam powered spaceship.
So, I ramble, I digress and diverge,
making a patchwork quilt of jewelry, 2D Art and poetry to express
the ideas that inspire me. I hope you enjoy my work, and that
it has meaning to you. It was important to me to create it.
See more of my Jewelry at my store Foxfire
Jewelers as well.
Many of these artworks are available
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