I graduated from the University of Victoria in 2005 with a Bachelor Degree in Art History and a minor in Computer Science. I studied a variety of topics ranging from Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Discrete and Combinatorial Mathematics to Economics, Japanese, Art History, and Art. A desire to create something aesthetically pleasing to contribute to the well-being of others was always the unconscious heart of my studies, whether it be through art, jewelry, writing, or any other of the forms of creative expression.
I have always had a passion for Ancient and Modern culture and mythologies, in fact, I remember sneaking inside at recess and lunch when I was in middle school to read the Greek and Roman mythologies textbook we were studying from. Historically and thematically recurring archetypes and symbolism is particularly fascinating to me, especially expressed through visual art, architecture, writing, and music.
British Columbia has been my home my whole life, and I’ve lived on Vancouver Island for more than half of that. I am fascinated by the natural and fabricated world, especially when they are juxtaposed against each other. I have also briefly traveled to parts of Europe. I cannot express how amazing it is to bask in cultures where the roads and buildings are older than my country. I am so grateful for the opportunity to have been face to face, however briefly, with some of the world’s great jewels of civilization, and am still inspired by the experience.
I love the interplay of light through gemstones, crystal, and glass and have included at least one of these elements in almost all of my jewelry. Texture and a sense of time and transience are major themes in my art and accessories, as are colour and composition. My paper products also heavily feature a sense of the tactile incorporating interesting textures and images.
I believe that what you surround yourself with is a reflection of your personality. Everything on this site is handmade by me using the best materials I can. I am proud of the craftsmanship I put into the work I do and I don’t sell it if I wouldn’t be proud to wear, display, or use it myself. If you are interested in custom couture work for yourself or as a gift, please contact me.