Series

Script Ring X

If you don’t know where you’re going any road will do
— Lewis Carroll

The Script Ring Series will be available tomorrow, at 1 pm CST, in my online shop.

Script ring X.
Hand forged and chiseled with recycled sterling silver.
Available tomorrow, at 1 pm CST, in my online shop.

This ring is one of a kind. I can cut it to fit any size between 5 and 10.5.
Follow these simple steps to find your measurement.


Script Ring IX

I found god in myself and I loved her I loved her fiercely
— Ntozake Shange

Script ring IX.
Hand forged and chiseled with recycled sterling silver.
This Tuesday in my online shop.

This ring is one of a kind. I can cut it to fit any size between 5 and 10.5.
Follow these simple steps to find your measurement.


Script Ring VIII

I went to have my astrology chart read by a friend. She told me I needed to become a leader.

Lead with example? With words? By teaching? What does it mean to lead? For me, a leader has to trust herself.

I wish I could trust myself more often. Can inner confidence just happen, or is it earned? Is there a pill I can take to achieve it? Perhaps to lead means to fully inhabit my place in this world and make it as beautiful as I can.

Script ring VIII.
Hand forged and chiseled with recycled sterling silver.
This Tuesday my online shop.

This ring is one of a kind. I can cut it to fit any size between 5 and 10.5.
Follow these simple steps to find your measurement.


Script Ring VII

Your spirit is the true shield.
— Morihei Ueshiba

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

This ring is one of a kind. I can cut it to fit any size between 5 and 10.5.
Follow these simple steps to find your measurement.


Script Ring VI

The woods were made for the hunters of dreams,
The brooks for the fisher of song;
To the hunters who hunt for the gunless game
The streams and the woods belong.
There are thoughts that moan from the soul of the pine
And thoughts in a flower-bell curled;
And the thoughts that are blown with the scent of the fern
Are as new and as old as the world.
— Sam Walter Foss

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

This ring is one of a kind. I can cut it to fit any size between 5 and 10.5.
Follow these simple steps to find your measurement.


Script Ring V

We read books to find out who we are.
— Ursula K. Le Guin

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

This ring is one of a kind. I can cut it to fit any size between 5 and 10.5.
Follow these simple steps to find your measurement.


Script Ring I

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
— Rumi

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

I can cut this ring to fit any size between 5 and 10.5.
Follow these simple steps to find your measurement.


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.