While my creative urge began very young, it wasn’t until much later in life that I was introduced to metalsmithing. My work is born from a deep place of vulnerability and finally giving myself permission to fully be myself. As a primarily self-taught artist, I have thrown most traditional metalsmithing rules out the window. Many of my techniques are experimental and spontaneous, awkward and imperfect - much like me. I am learning to be true to what I want to express. It’s about self discovery, being fearless and pushing limits, and a belief that raw imperfection can be beautiful. I let my restless imagination guide me as I use hand fabrication to form metal into eclectic, one of a kind pieces of wearable art.