NEW USED & FUSED 2007
Nature is an important point of reference in this new work. My observations are first documented as line drawings, then as cut-out paper shapes before being onstructed into wearable forms. This process of making governs the outcomes, here the finished piece hints at a memory of its origin.
Donated and found materials such as buffalo horn, bone, huon pine, gold and wooden beads are combined with the new.
Applied to some of these pieces is the ancient and (to me) mysterious technique of fusing, where high heat is used to bond metals together.