Artists' Statement

     We began collaborating in 1988, and since then have developed a wonderful exchange and interplay of ideas, concepts, and techniques. Our influences are varied and vast: modern art, scientific phenomena, 20th century artifacts, and film play upon our ideas and how we manifest them into jewelry objects. 

     The common thread throughout our work has been a hunger to explore, utilize, and manipulate a multitude of materials. Often starting with found objects, we reinterpret these objects as materials, removing them from their original context. We are inextricably tied to craft through our overwhelming concern with materials and handwork. 

     Most recently, the deconstruction and reinvention of musical instrument parts is the impetus for our ideas and the forms that they take. With a historical reverence, our goal is to cleverly reinterpret these parts and reintegrate them within our post-modern compositions. We are therefore "transposing" the musical instruments, once an aural tool, into a visual work, much like changing a piece of music from one key to another. 

 
 

Publications

2016

2014

2012

2011

2009

2008

2006

2005 

  • "500 Brooches" Lark Books
  • "Transformations East" Exhibition Catalog
  • "Transformations 5" Society of Contemporary Craft Exhibition Catalog 

2004

  • "Celebrating Nature: Craft Traditions / Contemporary Expressions" Exhibition Catalog

2003

2002

  • "CRART" Korean Craft & Art Monthly Feature Article - April 2002
  • American Craft Magazine - Portfolio Artist - June/July 2002

2000

  • "Lapidary Journal" February 2000
  • "Lapidary Journal" April 2000
  • "METALSMITH" Exhibition in Print 2000

 

 

Awards

  • 2015 Award of Excellence
    Memorial Art Gallery Craft Show, Rochester, NY
  • 2015 Best In Jewelry
    Smithsonian Craft2Wear, Washington, DC
  • 2012 Repurposed Materials Award
    Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, DC
  • 2007 Fellowship for Crafts
    Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Harrisburg, PA
  • 2005 Fellowship for Crafts
    Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Harrisburg, PA
  • 2003 Collectors Award
    Crafts America, West Chester, NY
  • 2000 NICHE Award - Jewelry
    The Rosen Group, Baltimore, MD

Collections

  • Racine Art Museum
    Racine, WI
  • Museum of Contemporary Arts & Design
    New York, NY
  • Gregg Museum of Art & Design
    Raleigh, NC
  • CERF "Bird in Hand" Miniature Collection
    Montpelier, VT