I am a metalsmith. I create one of a kind, larger than life, highly detailed metal insects. Each complex, nature-perfect sculpture may incorporate gold, silver, enamel and gemstones in its construction. The works reflect the intricacy, the complexity and the order inherent in nature. I relish the visible, yet can imagine much more; which gives rise to the construction of secret spaces containing their treasure that I create within each piece. The decorative details reveal another layer of information, evoking elements of insect life, lore and environment.
, 2008. Sterling silver, 18k & 14k gold, moonstone, ceramit, 20” x 11” x 5.75”
Photo: Steven Kennard