Landscape Sample Rings  2007  sterling silver, model railroad landscape materials—“bush,” “field grass,” “talus”  each approx. 2” x 1.5" x .5”  one-of-a-kind  private collectionBush/Branch Necklace  2007  sterling silver, model railroad “bushes” and “underbrush”  necklace: 6.25” inside diameter  one-of-a-kind  $1150Grass Necklace  2007  sterling silver, model railroad “field grass”  necklace: 5.5” inside diameter  one-of-a-kind  $900Winter Tree Pendant  2007  sterling silver, plastic model railroad tree armature  18” cable lengthprivate collectionBush/Branch Double Pendant  2007  sterling silver, model railroad “bush”  18” cable length  one-of-a-kind  $300
Summer Tree Ring  2007  sterling silver, model railroad landscape materials  3” x 2” x 1”  one-of-a-kind  collection of Tacoma Art MuseumWinter Tree Ring  2007  sterling silver, plastic model railroad tree armature, “underbrush”  handmade stand: cherry wood, felt  ring: approx. 2” x 3” x 1”  display stand: 3.5” x 5” x 3.75”  private collectionLandscape Sample rings (under glass)  2007  sterling silver, glass, model railroad landscape materials: “bush,” “field grass,” “talus” each approx. 2.5” x 1" x .5”  one-of-a-kind  $900Landscape Sample rings (in test tubes)  2007  sterling silver, glass, model railroad landscape materials—“bush,” “field grass,” “talus” each approx. 4” x 1"x  .5”  one-of-a-kind  private collection
Landscape Sample Rings  2007  sterling silver, model railroad landscape materials—“bush,” “field grass,” “talus”  each approx. 2” x 1.5" x .5”  one-of-a-kind  private collection
Landscape Sample Rings
2007
sterling silver, model railroad landscape materials—“bush,” “field grass,” “talus”
each approx. 2” x 1.5" x .5”
one-of-a-kind
private collection
Bush/Branch Necklace  2007  sterling silver, model railroad “bushes” and “underbrush”  necklace: 6.25” inside diameter  one-of-a-kind  $1150
Bush/Branch Necklace
2007
sterling silver, model railroad “bushes” and “underbrush”
necklace: 6.25” inside diameter
one-of-a-kind
$1150
Grass Necklace  2007  sterling silver, model railroad “field grass”  necklace: 5.5” inside diameter  one-of-a-kind  $900
Grass Necklace
2007
sterling silver, model railroad “field grass”
necklace: 5.5” inside diameter
one-of-a-kind
$900
Winter Tree Pendant  2007  sterling silver, plastic model railroad tree armature  18” cable lengthprivate collection
Winter Tree Pendant
2007
sterling silver, plastic model railroad tree armature
18” cable length
private collection
Bush/Branch Double Pendant  2007  sterling silver, model railroad “bush”  18” cable length  one-of-a-kind  $300
Bush/Branch Double Pendant
2007
sterling silver, model railroad “bush”
18” cable length
one-of-a-kind
$300
Summer Tree Ring  2007  sterling silver, model railroad landscape materials  3” x 2” x 1”  one-of-a-kind  collection of Tacoma Art Museum
Summer Tree Ring
2007
sterling silver, model railroad landscape materials
3” x 2” x 1”
one-of-a-kind
collection of Tacoma Art Museum
Winter Tree Ring  2007  sterling silver, plastic model railroad tree armature, “underbrush”  handmade stand: cherry wood, felt  ring: approx. 2” x 3” x 1”  display stand: 3.5” x 5” x 3.75”  private collection
Winter Tree Ring
2007
sterling silver, plastic model railroad tree armature, “underbrush”
handmade stand: cherry wood, felt
ring: approx. 2” x 3” x 1”
display stand: 3.5” x 5” x 3.75”
private collection
Landscape Sample rings (under glass)  2007  sterling silver, glass, model railroad landscape materials: “bush,” “field grass,” “talus” each approx. 2.5” x 1" x .5”  one-of-a-kind  $900
Landscape Sample rings (under glass)
2007
sterling silver, glass, model railroad landscape materials: “bush,” “field grass,” “talus”
each approx. 2.5” x 1" x .5”
one-of-a-kind
$900
Landscape Sample rings (in test tubes)  2007  sterling silver, glass, model railroad landscape materials—“bush,” “field grass,” “talus” each approx. 4” x 1"x  .5”  one-of-a-kind  private collection
Landscape Sample rings (in test tubes)
2007
sterling silver, glass, model railroad landscape materials—“bush,” “field grass,” “talus”
each approx. 4” x 1"x  .5”
one-of-a-kind
private collection

Landscape Series

For years I’ve been working within the intersection of archetypal form and the natural world, creating one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces from organic materials. In Landscape, I’ve taken a break from the real natural materials--leaves, pods, seeds--which have compelled my work for many years to create miniature, artificial worlds within the context of jewelry. Working with model railroad landscape materials lets me create tiny snapshots of the natural world, scenes that can trick the eyes into believing they are seeing something much larger. In several pieces, this deceit is challenged by the combination of these small constructed natural forms with full scale, cast sterling branches, buds and leaves which, in material, are equally unreal and illusionary.

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