Underneath It All  2010  sterling silver, model railroad landscape materials  10” x 7” x .5”  one-of-a-kind  collection of Racine Art MuseumTree Collar  2010  sterling silver, plastic model railroad tree armatures, 14k yellow gold, prehnite  12” x 12” x .5”  one-of-a-kind  private collectionBirch Tree Ring  2010  sterling silver, model railroad landscape materials  3.5” x 2” x 2”  handmade stand: cherry, felt  one-of-a-kind private collectionBirch Tree Ring on stand  2010  sterling silver, model railroad landscape materials  3.5” x 2” x 2”  handmade stand: cherry, felt  one-of-a-kind private collectionCulvert  2010  sterling silver, 14k yellow gold, prehnite, model railroad landscape materials  8” x 5” x .5” one-of-a-kind   $880
Field Necklace  2010  sterling silver, brass plated chain, model railroad field grass, pearl  chain length: 30” one-of-a-kind private collectionSmall Branch Necklace  2010  sterling silver, 14k yellow gold, prehnite, pearl, model railroad landscape materials  13” x 2.5” x .5”  one-of-a-kind private collectionTree Ruff  2008  sterling silver, plastic model railroad tree armatures, 24k gold  approx. 12” x 12” x 3”  one-of-a-kind  collection of Tacoma Art MuseumTree Ruff (detail)  2008  sterling silver, plastic model railroad tree armatures, 24k gold  approx. 12” x 12” x 3”  one-of-a-kind  collection of Tacoma Art MuseumTree Ruff (detail)  2008  sterling silver, plastic model railroad tree armatures, 24k gold  approx. 12” x 12” x 3”  one-of-a-kind  collection of Tacoma Art Museum
Trunkscape  2008  sterling silver, model railroad tree stands, cubic zirconia  approx. 12” x 8” x .5”  one-of-a-kind  $1150Trunkscape (detail)  2008  sterling silver, model railroad tree stands, cubic zirconia  approx. 12” x 8” x .5”  one-of-a-kind  $1150Trunkscape (detail)  2008  sterling silver, model railroad tree stands, cubic zirconia  approx. 12” x 8” x .5”  one-of-a-kind  $1150Root   2008  sterling silver, model railroad tree  approx. 9” x 7” x .75”  one-of-a-kind  collection of Tacoma Art MuseumPine/Lily Bracelet  2008  sterling silver, model railroad pine trees  approx. 6” x 5” x 1”  one-of-a-kind  collection of Tacoma Art Museum
Landscape Sample Necklace  2008  sterling silver, model landscape materials—“talus,” “field grass,” “bush”  approx. 12” x 6” x .75”  one-of-a-kind  $1200
Underneath It All  2010  sterling silver, model railroad landscape materials  10” x 7” x .5”  one-of-a-kind  collection of Racine Art Museum
Underneath It All
2010
sterling silver, model railroad landscape materials
10” x 7” x .5”
one-of-a-kind
collection of Racine Art Museum
Tree Collar  2010  sterling silver, plastic model railroad tree armatures, 14k yellow gold, prehnite  12” x 12” x .5”  one-of-a-kind  private collection
Tree Collar
2010
sterling silver, plastic model railroad tree armatures, 14k yellow gold, prehnite
12” x 12” x .5”
one-of-a-kind
private collection
Birch Tree Ring  2010  sterling silver, model railroad landscape materials  3.5” x 2” x 2”  handmade stand: cherry, felt  one-of-a-kind private collection
Birch Tree Ring
2010
sterling silver, model railroad landscape materials
3.5” x 2” x 2”
handmade stand: cherry, felt
one-of-a-kind
private collection
Birch Tree Ring on stand  2010  sterling silver, model railroad landscape materials  3.5” x 2” x 2”  handmade stand: cherry, felt  one-of-a-kind private collection
Birch Tree Ring on stand
2010
sterling silver, model railroad landscape materials
3.5” x 2” x 2”
handmade stand: cherry, felt
one-of-a-kind
private collection
Culvert  2010  sterling silver, 14k yellow gold, prehnite, model railroad landscape materials  8” x 5” x .5” one-of-a-kind   $880
Culvert
2010
sterling silver, 14k yellow gold, prehnite, model railroad landscape materials
8” x 5” x .5”
one-of-a-kind
$880
Field Necklace  2010  sterling silver, brass plated chain, model railroad field grass, pearl  chain length: 30” one-of-a-kind private collection
Field Necklace
2010
sterling silver, brass plated chain, model railroad field grass, pearl
chain length: 30”
one-of-a-kind
private collection
Small Branch Necklace  2010  sterling silver, 14k yellow gold, prehnite, pearl, model railroad landscape materials  13” x 2.5” x .5”  one-of-a-kind private collection
Small Branch Necklace
2010
sterling silver, 14k yellow gold, prehnite, pearl, model railroad landscape materials
13” x 2.5” x .5”
one-of-a-kind
private collection
Tree Ruff  2008  sterling silver, plastic model railroad tree armatures, 24k gold  approx. 12” x 12” x 3”  one-of-a-kind  collection of Tacoma Art Museum
Tree Ruff
2008
sterling silver, plastic model railroad tree armatures, 24k gold
approx. 12” x 12” x 3”
one-of-a-kind
collection of Tacoma Art Museum
Tree Ruff (detail)  2008  sterling silver, plastic model railroad tree armatures, 24k gold  approx. 12” x 12” x 3”  one-of-a-kind  collection of Tacoma Art Museum
Tree Ruff (detail)
2008
sterling silver, plastic model railroad tree armatures, 24k gold
approx. 12” x 12” x 3”
one-of-a-kind
collection of Tacoma Art Museum
Tree Ruff (detail)  2008  sterling silver, plastic model railroad tree armatures, 24k gold  approx. 12” x 12” x 3”  one-of-a-kind  collection of Tacoma Art Museum
Tree Ruff (detail)
2008
sterling silver, plastic model railroad tree armatures, 24k gold
approx. 12” x 12” x 3”
one-of-a-kind
collection of Tacoma Art Museum
Trunkscape  2008  sterling silver, model railroad tree stands, cubic zirconia  approx. 12” x 8” x .5”  one-of-a-kind  $1150
Trunkscape
2008
sterling silver, model railroad tree stands, cubic zirconia
approx. 12” x 8” x .5”
one-of-a-kind
$1150
Trunkscape (detail)  2008  sterling silver, model railroad tree stands, cubic zirconia  approx. 12” x 8” x .5”  one-of-a-kind  $1150
Trunkscape (detail)
2008
sterling silver, model railroad tree stands, cubic zirconia
approx. 12” x 8” x .5”
one-of-a-kind
$1150
Trunkscape (detail)  2008  sterling silver, model railroad tree stands, cubic zirconia  approx. 12” x 8” x .5”  one-of-a-kind  $1150
Trunkscape (detail)
2008
sterling silver, model railroad tree stands, cubic zirconia
approx. 12” x 8” x .5”
one-of-a-kind
$1150
Root   2008  sterling silver, model railroad tree  approx. 9” x 7” x .75”  one-of-a-kind  collection of Tacoma Art Museum
Root
2008
sterling silver, model railroad tree
approx. 9” x 7” x .75”
one-of-a-kind
collection of Tacoma Art Museum
Pine/Lily Bracelet  2008  sterling silver, model railroad pine trees  approx. 6” x 5” x 1”  one-of-a-kind  collection of Tacoma Art Museum
Pine/Lily Bracelet
2008
sterling silver, model railroad pine trees
approx. 6” x 5” x 1”
one-of-a-kind
collection of Tacoma Art Museum
Landscape Sample Necklace  2008  sterling silver, model landscape materials—“talus,” “field grass,” “bush”  approx. 12” x 6” x .75”  one-of-a-kind  $1200
Landscape Sample Necklace
2008
sterling silver, model landscape materials—“talus,” “field grass,” “bush”
approx. 12” x 6” x .75”
one-of-a-kind
$1200

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.

 

Landscape II