In one sentence describe the piece you are submitting to Emma Bound.
My piece STEEL AURORA BRACELET was inspired by a collaboration I was working on with Glen Grismer who contributed the aurora steel pieces at Emma 2014.
Tell us about your creative process – in general and/or specifically for your Emma Bound piece.
My creative process involves varied interplay of colours and textures to create distinctive contrasts. I like to play with structural form, created to deliberately play with negative and positive space. My jewellery designs testify to the textural dynamic and technical approach within my practice, seeming to have evolved organically, taking on an industrial influence.
What currently inspires you and which other artists do you admire and why?
I am inspired by so many things, images, elements, patterns, structures, architecture, nature.
I admire Todd Reed, I love his raw aesthetic. I admire Sydney Lynch for her combination of oxidized, gold and lots of gems. I admire Pawel Kaczynski for his fabric like metal treatments.
I admire Luisa Satori and Rex Ray for their use of geometric shapes and pattern.
Where are you from and what do you love and/or hate about that place?
I am from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. I love the sunshine but hate winter.
Tell us if this is your first time or 10th time attending Emma International Collaboration. What are you looking forward to?
This will be my third time at Emma, I am looking forward to sharing this great experience with my boyfriend Terry Johnston! It will be so much fun! I am looking forward to creating outside for a week, meeting new people and re acquainting with old friends.
What does “making collaborative art work” mean to you? Is it a struggle to “let go” at times?
It is freeing and liberating and the best environment, being outdoors creating art in nature with so many like minded artist in one place.
BONUS – Give us a quote or sentiment to live by.
Follow your passion, don’t let fear hold you back, step out of the comfort zone and dream big!