Striving to use materials that a woman from prehistory might have been attracted to, the artist applies a variety of surface treatments and patinas that mimic decay, while elevating these "low" materials by constructing them with precious metals and stones. The forces of decay and decrepitude and human persistence in the face of these elements are a major influence in her work

She applies a variety of surface treatments and patinas that mimic decay, and she feels that people are instinctively attracted to these pieces because in them we see a metaphor for the wear and tear of our daily modern lives: the thing that's been worn smooth by centuries of friction between water and sand, yet emerged from this a burnished and more beautiful piece than when it started.

Price Range: $75-$200