I switched to a tarnish resistant sterling silver a while back. While getting used to working with it (and ruining a few perfectly good pieces) I found I could carve textures in the silver when it is red hot. So I started playing. At the same time I was spending a lot of time walking around the forest of far northern Minnesota I had recently moved to and taking a million pictures of mushrooms, lichen, and mosses. I quickly saw how these new little textures could be used to recreate the tiny landscapes. These are the first of a series of things that celebrate the tiny, even microscopic, all around us.

I’m working on learning to make lace so I can create cell forms in thin wires, I’m sawing out seed forms, I’m printing neurons. It’s all very exciting and I can’t wait to share it all.