Hometown: Bountiful, UT
Visual Arts Category: Jewelry
For my wire wraps I use precious metals such as silver and gold along with precious and semi-precious gemstones. When I go to make a piece I have first meditated on the design with its purpose, function, creative flow, colors, qualities etc. When I really get into the wire wrapping process, as crazy as it sounds I feel the stones energy and wrap my curves around it. If I find myself outside the flow of energy the wire becomes hard to work with and and starts bending in awkward positions. So each piece I create has heavy intentions behind it and follows the flow of nature, trying to really capture the essence of the stones and energy flow that they give off. All of my pieces are inspired by my fascination with the world, I create all my pieces to resemble or be a part of what I understand about energy and different cultures with their philosophy of energy in the healing and ceremonial arts of ancient cultures.