Well, it's a long story (they always are), but I'll try to give you the highlights.
I grew up in a small town on Long Island, New York. As the second youngest of seven kids, I was encouraged to be creative and resourceful. Drawing, sculpting, knitting ... I was always full of the need to create using whatever I had or could find around me.
As an adult, I moved to the Greenville, South Carolina area for some art school and found my best-friend and soulmate, my husband Paul, who somehow saw the best in me. He is an amazing electrician and handyman, so I constantly find myself surrounded by left over wood, metal, and wire of all sorts...
I never imagined I could work with metal -- something so STRONG and full of STRENGTH -- it was inspiring!
It made me want to challenge its properties; to see what I could make it do.
And the result?... See for yourself by checking out my store or following on social media.
It's an on-going learning experience, but I love getting to harness my creative side while trying new things and pushing the limit.
My husband and I have an almost 5 year old with a rare chromosome deletion, who is "perfect" for us! It was after giving birth that I saw things even clearer...
Per Confucius "Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it" -- I wanted to see beauty everywhere, and I wanted others to as well!
I am drawn to industrial style (some would call it Steampunk). I create using recycled copper, brass, aluminum, and sometimes incorporate vintage elements as well as other natural elements. I take the broken and discarded and make something unique, new, and beautiful. No two pieces are the same.
You can check us out at our upcoming events around Greenville, South Carolina and the Upstate!
Always encouraging my artistic skills, family has inspired me to reach for the stars and do what I love...
and I do LOVE what I do!
Thank you all for supporting my need to create!