PRESERVATIONS IN GLASS
One of the main focal points in my work is the concept of preservation, both the intentional action of recording a moment in time and the painful process of decay and loss. Enamel as a material highlights the details and illuminates the narrative of any design the maker has chosen to create. I’ve utilized two enameling techniques, champlevé and cloisonné, to produce wearable pieces based upon the handwritten letters, greeting cards, pressed flowers, and botanical elements of my collected family ephemera. By combining these elements with the process of enameling, this ongoing series of works strives to memorialize the softer moments we share with one another.