Blooming Rose, Brass, 2016
This ring was hand carved out of wax and casted using the lost wax casting method. As my first attempt at creating articulating jewelry, I wanted to depict the bloom cycle of a rose. The middle piece is the rose as a bud (Photo 3) and with the outer rings attached, the rose is partially abloom (Photo 2). However, when the ring is adjusted and locked in place it shifts the rose into full bloom (Photo 1).
Scorpion, Brass, 2015
Hand carved ring casted using the lost wax casting method. This piece received a Gold Key at the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition.
Untitled, Cloisonne Enamel, 2016
This is piece is an attempt at recreating the vintage Chinese articulated fish.
Weak Heart, Multimedia, 2016
The Cycle, Copper, 2015
This piece received a Blue Ribbon at Cleveland Clinic Expressions
My piece represents the cycle of depression in chronic heart patients. The cycle begins with a swan that represents heartache from loss. Attached are the words “dejection,” “anxiety,” “grief,” and “loss,” which describe the feelings associated with depression. Next, the Patient Health Questionnaire’s results can lead to actions being taken to help the chronic heart patients, thus allowing patients to accept their conditions and recover (symbolized by the feathers). At the end, the phoenix symbolizes the patient’s revival after recovering from depression. The swan and phoenix point their beaks toward the location of the heart to show that depression results from this heart condition.
Slain Dragon, Brass, 2015
Phoenix, Brass, 2014
This piece received a Gold Key at the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition.
Stone Face, Silver, 2015
Lost wax casted ring.