Leather and textile art
I primarily work with leather and textiles, but I also enjoy other media, particularly natural materials like metal, stone and wood.
I love plants. I find organic forms beautiful, even spiders and fungi. Leaves and trees are near and dear to my heart and flowers and their colors inspire me. I also have a great love of architecture and fashion, and they influence me and my designs. I am especially fond of 19th Century styles. I enjoy the Steampunk Aesthetic.
I feel strongly about protecting the earth and I try to show that with my work. I incorporate upcycling and recycling where I can, and try to keep my carbon footprint small.
I typically make functional art: bags, belts, boxes, etc. Sometimes I am inspired by an antique button to create a bag to honor that button. Sometimes the color or texture of a leather hide tells me what it should become, and I do my best to create it.
I try to give away beauty and happiness through my art.