I’m a jewelry-historical-time-and-techniques-gourmand. I love them all. I love the engraved armor at the Art Institute of Chicago, ancient south American gold work, modern art jewelry, Taxco silver, hand raised silver, Georg Jensen silver.
Anything that was made by hand, with skill, I’m interested in looking at it.
Influence? I don’t know. All of it I guess. I’ve spent the last 18 or so years reading, looking at, absorbing jewelry influences. Anymore, I’m not sure where influence comes from. Now I try to look less at other’s work and more at my own inspiration for work, what I look at and think about, what I want to say something about.
And, since right now I’m into making larger, showier, statement pieces that are “about” something — I guess my main influence would be other contemporary jewelers who make narrative pieces.
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