While connecting with the glistening light on a body of water or on a mountain
landscape patiently waiting for the colors of a sunset, I realized my deep desire to interpret these moments through my art. Having been raised in New Orleans, I developed a love for art in all of its forms. Because of that love, I owned and operated a retail gallery of artisan-made items. Being surrounded daily by all things artisan-made, there was an apparent energy that I and others noticed in the space; an energy that I would explain as the artists’ soul being felt. As the years passed, my desire to pursue and share that same energy through my own art grew stronger. This journey of creating has been enhanced by both formal silversmithing classes and lessons learned from nature taking notice of its intricacies of texture and color. I design and create Earthy Modern by ME pieces in our North Carolina mountain studio located in Haywood County. My approachable and modern style complements, not dominates or distracts from, the beautiful soul that wears or uses my art.
Simple, earthy- modern PEACE is what I share.
Glass offers colors, depth, translucence and fluidity that speak to me and help me speak to others. I have worked with glass since 2001 creating pieces with a balanced asymmetry that are meant to capture both the eye and the heart. Using stained glass or fused glass techniques, I seek to compose pieces that invite to the viewer to eternally look deeper into each free-form, unrepeatable creation. Since moving to Western North Carolina in 2018, the mountains have provided unsurpassed inspiration, shaping my work to capture mountainous views in glass and metal. These new pieces add an additional facet to my portfolio of distinctively designed crosses of glass and gemstones along with other organic artisan works.