I am endlessly fascinated with gemstones precious or not….by the wealth of different reds found in nature by the sea of blues: the opaqueness of lapis the transparency and subtlety of a lightly lilac-colored sapphire. One can almost paint with these stones.
Within the self-imposed limitation of for instance making a gold brooch I feel I can through my choice of colors and textures communicate a certain mood an attitude towards life that in turn will be I hope sensed by whoever is looking at the piece…like a improvisational jazz melody like an abstract landscape…
Trained as a silversmith in Germany and having spent several years constructing tableware my approach to jewelry making is informed foremost by the European tradition of applied art. I limit myself to creating jewelry that is wearable and also to a big degree to the materials traditionally perceived as precious. Within these limitations I am trying to develop my own language hoping to be able to not only communicate my own sensibilities but also a sense of contemporary aesthetic.