It has long been a tendency of mine, as of so many others, to spend time in nature; in movement or in stillness, and always in the spirit of contemplation. It is a place that allows me to take in beauty as if by osmosis; a place to rest one’s mind in the ‘peace of wild things’ (to employ the poetic phrasing of Wendell Berry).
From the simple elegance of a blade of grass to the dendritic complexity of the deciduous beech, my work reflects the natural world in which I find myself.
I work with Tasmanian native flora, most notably fagus beech, myrtle beech, celery top pine, huon pine and bracken fern. Each leaf or twig is individually cast in sterling silver or bronze, and crafted into a piece of jewellery in response to the line, shape and texture of the original form.