Series

Script Rings

In this new series, I pay homage to ancient scripts. Their simplicity –and the meaning they carry (which most of us can’t understand)– has always moved me.

One of these rings may well depict a quote by Aulus Cornelius Celsus:

“Live in rooms full of light. Avoid heavy food. Be moderate in the drinking of wine. Take massage, baths, exercise, and gymnastics. Fight insomnia with gentle rocking or the sound of running water. Change surroundings and take long journeys. Strictly avoid frightening ideas. Indulge in cheerful conversation and amusements. Listen to music.”

Script Rings.
Hand forged and chiseled with recycled sterling silver.
Soon in my online shop.


Temple

Dear Life, show me how to navigate the changing waters so that I flow with ease. Help me find stillness and comfort in my heart. Let me see beauty in all conditions.

I am you. You are me. We are one. 

Temple.
Acrylic on panel.
42.24” by 42.24” (120 cm by 120 cm)


Collective Series

I am the sum of experiences, thoughts and feelings that inhabit my being. I am every person I ever met. I am my country and all the places I’ve lived in. I am the landscape. I am the temple. I am the tools, the ships, the highways. I am the presence and the absence. I am the love for it all.

Collective Painting I
Acrylic on panel, 2019.
39.37 by 39.37” (100 cm by 100 cm).


Las Meninas

I’m learning to be a better listener. I grew up thinking it was my role to tell everyone what to do and how to do it. I thought I wouldn’t survive otherwise. Now it makes me inflexible and isolated and I am aware that it’s time to be another way. It’s hard, because part of me feels I’ll never be heard unless I give advice, but this year I am also learning to listen to myself and pay attention to how I feel. Now I don’t need others to hear me as much because I’m the one who needs to listen.

Las Meninas.
12” by 9.25” (30.5 cm by 23.5 cm).
Acrylic on paper, 2019.


The Coronation of the Virgin

When I began to paint, I didn’t know what to explore in this medium. As a jeweler, one of my first decisions was to make pieces that were wearable, and that helped me define what came next. On a white canvas, I could go anywhere, and this freedom was intimidating. I remained stuck for months. 

At first, I tried to paint what I saw, then what I imagined. I explored realism and figurative work, but felt freer with abstraction. I used paint as a way to express myself, but then gravitated towards drawing. I drew organic, then geometric shapes. Then I got lost in trying to integrate the background into the foreground. 

Finally, I decided to paint what I would normally make into jewelry. I realized that my emotions and inner reality are naturally expressed in each visual choice I make, no matter what medium I use. The subject is the vessel that contains who I am.

This series integrates what I previously explored in ceramics, jewelry and printmaking. It includes my love for primal shapes, folk art and textiles. By narrowing my focus, the doors opened to endless possibilities. 

The Coronation of the Virgin.
12” by 9.25” (30.5 cm by 23.5 cm).
Acrylic on paper, 2019.


Don Balthasar Carlos

An insect as royal as a prince.

Don Balthasar Carlos.
13.97” by 10.23” (35.5 cm by 26 cm).
Acrylic on paper, 2019.


Portrait of a Lady

I live a few blocks from The Frida Kahlo Museum. Every day there are lines of people from all around the world waiting to visit her blue house. The last time I entered was in high school, over 25 years ago, but whenever I walk by her windows, I feel her presence and imagine her when she was alive. I see her walking out her front door wearing her colorful mexican textiles and layers of silver jewelry. Her home feels like an oasis in the city, a small island where a woman could paint what she felt, where she could process and express the challenges life brought her way. Now her home is a temple, a reminder that we can embrace the pain and joy of being human and transform it into something beautiful. 

Portrait of a Lady.
13.97” by 10.23” (35.5 cm by 26 cm).
Acrylic on paper, 2019.


Fish Rings

I will add the Fish Rings to my online shop tomorrow, Friday, between 1 and 2 pm, CST.

Every piece is one of a kind and I will not repeat it.

I can cut your ring to fit any size between 5 and 10. Once I cut your ring, you will still be able to open it half a size.

If you need help calculating your ring size, click here.

Sign up here if you would like me to email you as soon as I add the series to my shop. 


Shop Update: Creature Series

I just added the Creature Series to my Etsy shop. 

Every piece is one of a kind. If you don't see the ring you are looking for, it's because it has already sold.

Please specify your ring size when (or right after) you make your purchase. I will mail orders out on Monday. Thank you!

If you need help finding your ring size, click here.


Creature Series

I will add the Creature Series to my online shop tomorrow, Friday, between 1 and 2 pm, CST. 

Every ring is one of a kind, and can be cut to fit any size between 5 and 10.5. Please specify your size when you make your purchase!

If you don't know your ring size, here are some simple instructions.

Please sign up here if you would like me to email you the minute the series is available. 


Third Concentric Series

I will add the Third Concentric Series to my online shop tomorrow, Wednesday, between 1 and 2 pm, CST. 

I can cut any ring to fit size 5.5 to 10. Please let me know your size when you make your purchase.

Sign up here if you would like me to email you as soon as the rings are in my Etsy shop. Every piece is one of a kind, and I do not repeat it.


Second Concentric Series

I will add the Second Concentric Series to my online shop this Tuesday, December 26, between 1 and 2 pm CST.

These rings are one of a kind, and I do not repeat them. I can cut them to fit any size between 5.5 and 11.

Please sign up here if you'd like me to email you the minute they are available.

If you are in the States, Canada, or Europe, I will mail your purchase on January 8.


Concentric Series

I will add the First Concentric series to my online shop this Monday, between 1 and 2 pm, CST.

Every ring is one of a kind, and I can adjust it to fit any size between 5.5 to 11.

If you are in the States or Canada, I will mail your order after January 5.

If you are in Mexico, your purchase will arrive within 2 business days by express delivery service.