Anachronistic.  Haptic.  Relic.
I create objects that work in tandem with the body, often treating the human form as a landscape in its own right, pulling notions from ritual, history, and the sublime.  

I am interested in the historical lineage and traditions of metalsmithing and jewelry-making; I like the way these techniques allow me to explore “placehood” and the human body’s ability to inhabit and adapt to diverse spaces through adornment. However, I often eschew the perceived preciousness of conventional jewelry materials to reveal the beauty of the spaces we inhabit and the things we’ve left behind.

This preoccupation with place spurs explorations into how human products such as war, worship, and survivalist culture can both transform and fail to transform the natural landscape and the human body.  Large and abstract issues are made tangible and controllable, appearing as pieces of jewelry, sculpture, or an environment.  Such work is representative of my fascination with continually challenging preconceived notions of “finery”, ceremony, and jewelry, and finding new ways for objects to work with the body.  I aim to push the boundaries of body/object interaction and continually question the precedence and history of jewelry

-CR