Over the past few years, my practice has focused heavily on merging my longstanding interest in painting, and my formal background in jewellery design and metalsmithing. Through extensive material research and exploration, I have sought to challenge what is familiar to both disciplines, and to investigate how they can merge to create something new.
I began to remove my work from the context of the body in order to focus on transforming my paintings on metal into more sculptural, three-dimensional forms. I often start by deconstructing my paintings on metal into a multitude of tiny shapes which I form and connect using traditional metalsmithing techniques. Painting directly on thin sheets of metal allows the actual structure of a painting to be easily manipulated, creating a stronger unification of mediums. Through exploring a more sculptural realm, my work has started to become part of a new context, although the details and intricacies of each piece are sure evidence of a jeweller’s hand.