I love texture! It captivates and motivates me and is a fundamental quality of all my work. The attributes of light play (depth, shadows, highs, and lows) as well as touch are major components of my hand-embossed pewter, copper, or aluminum; molten solder art; and assemblage.
Currently my focus is hand-embossed metal. I am honored to use ancient techniques from Greece and the Middle East, European repousse, and Mexican repujado as I begin work with a flat sheet of metal.
The flat, smooth metal is magically transformed by my embossing, debossing, and embellishing. I then finish my pieces with patina and polish to further bring out the texture and design and follow with a sealant.
Recently I have returned to working with molten solder, using my hand-carved original stamps to use in these creations. This is another way to combine my love of metal and texture.
I thoroughly enjoy seeing people smile when they experience my creations and hope my artistic expression brings happiness to those who own my original, unique pieces.