"My jewelry is inspired by my early interest in stained glass design, which I studied at School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA. I was drawn to the work of stained glass artists in post-World War II Germany, who revolutionized the medium by elevating the structural function of the lead lines into an artistic element.
Jewelry design afforded me the opportunity to work on a smaller scale and personalized the artistic process for me in a way that stained glass had not. I found that I could achieve the dramatic, aesthetic effect of the lead lines by hand cutting them into the metal leaving negative space where the glass had been
My work continues to be a study of the power and tension of the line"