My ethnic heritage and experiences are my greatest influences. I enjoy working three dimensionally, as it is an intuitive process. Jewelry is my passion and I like the tactile nature of combining various methods of construction, such as forging, stamping and etching metal, wire wrapping and weaving, beading, resin casting and the inclusion of relic-like found objects and artifacts. I enjoy mixed-media collage and use paint, paper, fabric, fibers, resin, wood and clay in my work as well. I am fascinated with the results when a combination of these materials and methods comes together in a completed piece to evoke a unique ethnic feeling that tells a story.