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Art Objects are intended to be decorative and include small sculptures, wall hangings and items for the coffee table, display case, desk or dining table,. The silversmithing skills of forging, sinking and raising to enclose space are used in the creation of these objects. Hammers, steel stakes and anvils as well as torches that supply heat on raw materials shape flat sheet and rod into shapes that envelope space.

I like to compare the skills used to make an art object to the sewing skills I learned when younger to make clothing. As an adult I realized that this was what attracted me to the jewelry studio. I already understood the processes of making 3-dimensional forms. Only the tools and raw materials were different. Paper patterns are applied to flat material, cut out, attached with seams or formed with nips and tucks to form an interior space.

A garment holds a torso, a pitcher holds water, a container holds a treasure. These art forms can be textured and decorated with stones, beads, rivets, chasing, engraving, and decorative hammering. As with needle and thread, pieces can be joined by “cold connections” such as rivets, screws, hinges, or jump rings. Otherwise, heat and torches are used for fusing or soldering seams. I enjoy making cold connections, such as screws, from scratch..

My main goal is to be playful and whimsical since I am not limited by function.

Cnidarian Wall Hangings

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Cnidarian #3
Cnidarian #3
Media: Galvanized Steel, Copper Wire and Found Objects
Dimensions: 14 H x 7 W x 5-1/2 D
Price on Request
Cnidarian #3 (Detail Picture)
Closeup of Cnidarian #3 provided for detail.
Cnidaria Dovbergiensis #1
Cnidaria Dovbergiensis #1
Color Coated Copper Wire - knitted & crocheted
60 H x 18 W x 8 D
Can be hung from ceiling or wall (pictured image on wall)
Item WH0208, Price on Request
Cnidarian #2
Cnidarian #2
Crocheted Color coated copper wire, glass beads & freshwater pearls
19"Hx4.25"Wx2.75"D
Price on Request
Strange Bedfellows
Strange Bedfellows
Aluminum, Color coated copper wire, freshwater pearls and glass beads
36H x 5.75W x 7.5D
Item WH0216, Price on Request
Anemone
Anemone
Crocheted Color Coated Copper Artistic Wire, Glass Beads and Plexiglass coated w/ Metallic Acrylic Paint
11-1/4"Lx8-1/2"Wx4-1/2"H
Can be a tabletop centerpiece or wall hung. Item WH0317, Price on Request.
Close up detail of Anemone
Detail of "Anemone"
Little Pink Lady
Little Pink Lady
Crocheted Color Coated Copper Wire, Glass Beads and Freshwater Pearls
7H x 3.25W x 2D
Item # WH0217, Price on Request
Buster
Buster
Color Coated Copper Wire, Glass and Moonstone Beads
14.5H x 3.5W x 3D
Item WH0117, Price on Request

Memory Keepers

You will notice that many of my art objects are containers that can hold precious keepsakes. I call them Memory Keepers. If you would like me to design a container with special content personal to you, please contact me and we can work together to create a meaningful piece. Click On Any Image to Enlarge and Navigate Through Images

Containers & Whimsical Objects

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Spinning Containers

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Star Flasher
Star Flasher
Sterling Silver, Copper, Hematite & Cubic Zirconium
1.25 Dia. x 1.13H
ITEM AO-0191, SOLD
Victorian Stroll w/ Silk Tassle
Victorian Stroll
Sterling Silver, Brass, Copper, Amethyst Slab, Syn. Alexandrite & Silk Tassle
3 Diameter x 1.75H
Item AO-0299, POR
Rotatus Galaxius
Rotatus Galaxius
Sterling Silver, Synthetic Alexandrite, Rose Quartz, Trace amounts of 14KYGold
2.5 dia. x 1.75H
Item AO-0399, POR
Venetian Spinning Toy
Venetian Spinning Toy
Sterling Silver, Brass, Copper, African Turquoise Bead
2.25 Diameter x 2.75H
Item AO-0198, POR


Emerald City - Two Alternate Views

Emerald City
Emerald City
Sterling Silver, Gold, Emerald Crystals, Green Beryl & Chrome Tourmaline
3.5 Dia. x 4.75H (lid closed)
Item AO-0101, POR
Dia 0042
Interior close-up of The Emerald City


Keeper Of The Ring - Two Alternate Views

The Keeper Of The Ring
The Keeper of the Ring
Sterling Silver, Ruby in Zoisite & Rose Quartz
2.75 Dia. x 3.5H
Item AO-0499, POR
The Keeper Of The Ring, Interior
The Keeper of the Ring, Interior


Wizards Toy II - Four Alternate Views

Wizards Toy, View 1
WIZARD'S TOY II
Sterling Silver, Brass, Copper, Canary Wood & Chrysocolla
3 Dia. x 3.75H
Item AO-0207, POR
WIZARD'S TOY II (Drawers Open)
WIZARD'S TOY II w/ drawers open
WIZARD'S TOY II, Alternate View 3
WIZARD'S TOY II, Alternate View 3


The Second Coming - A Trilogy

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The Second Coming Trilogy
The Second Coming Trilogy, Inspired by the poem by William Butler Yeats
Sold Only as a set of 3, Item AO-0602, POR
What Rough Beast
What Rough Beast
Sterling Silver, Carnelian, Fine Silver and Color Coated Copper Wire for tentacles & testes
6.25H x 17Long x 3.25W
Spiritus Mundi
Spiritus Mundi
Sterling Silver
4H x 3W x x 2.5D
Tentacles retract, top can swivel on base and be removed for a hand held toy
Vexed To Nightmare
Vexed To Nightmare, Tentacles move back & forth as body spins in Cradle
Sterling Silver &Ruby in Zoisite
6H x 4W x 3D

Wall Hangings

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Saratoga Hat
Quantum Leap
Aluminum Wire plated w/ Teal Color
24-1/4"Lx12-1/2"Wx9"D
shown as a vertical wall hanging but could be hung horizontally
$150.
The Dance
The Dance
Galvanized Steel, Copper & Freshwater Pearls
14H x 11.5W x 3.5D
Item WH0116, POR
Arachne Rhythm
Arachne Rhythm
Sterling Silver, Copper, Steel, Clam Shell & Various Fibers
20.5H x 9W x .75D
Item WH0206, POR
Arachne Rhythm - Close Up Detail View
Arachne Rhythm. Close Up Detail View.
Currents & Eddies
Currents & Eddies
Copper & Steel
19H x 28W x 6D
Item WH0303, POR
Identity Theft
Identity Theft
Galvanized Steel Wire, Computer Parts and Plexiglass Backing
30H x 20W x 6D
Item WH0403, POR
Winter Boogie Blues
Winter Boogie Blues.
Steel Hardware Cloth, Telephone Cable Wire and Metal Foil
21H x 12W x 6D
Item WH0106, POR
In The Red
In The Red
Sterling Silver, Brass, Copper, Credit Cards, Telephone Cable Wire, Rope and Red Paint
60H x 19W x 2D
Item WH0108, POR
In The Red
In The Red. Detail View


Razzle Dazzle

Wall hangings which make a dramatic effect when displayed as a group. Sold only as a group with Price on Request.

Raw materials vary in each piece but are all placed on a base of White Pine of 2 different dimensions - either 4.5 or 8.5 inches high x 3.5 inches W x 1.75"Deep. The middle layer is an interesting piece of wood and many times exotic Rosewood, Ebony, etc. The top layer consists of found objects, brass, copper and sterling Silver.

#1 Razzle Dazzle

#1 Razzle Dazzle

#1 Razzle Dazzle
Sterling Silver, Copper, Fossil & Maple mounted on White Pine Base
4.5H x 3.5W x 1.75D
#2 Razzle Dazzle

#2 Razzle Dazzle

#2 Razzle Dazzle
Copper & Rosewood mounted on White Pine Base
8.5H x 3.5W x 1.75D
#3 Razzle Dazzle

#3 Razzle Dazzle

#3 Razzle Dazzle
Copper & Maple mounted on White Pine Base
8.5H x 3.5W x 1.75D
#4 Razzle Dazzle

#4 Razzle Dazzle

#4 Razzle Dazzle
Copper on Exotic Wood mounted on White Pine Base
8.5H x 3.5W x 1.75D
#5 Razzle Dazzle

#5 Razzle Dazzle

#5 Razzle Dazzle
Copper on Exotic Wood mounted on White Pine Base
8.5H x 3.5W x 1.75D
#6 Razzle Dazzle

#6 Razzle Dazzle

#6 Razzle Dazzle
Brass on Exotic Wood mounted on White Pine Base
8.5H x 3.5W x 1.75D
#7 Razzle Dazzle

#7 Razzle Dazzle

#7 Razzle Dazzle
Copper & Ebony mounted on White Pine Base
8.5H x 3.5W x 1.75D, NFS-In private collection
#8 Razzle Dazzle

#8 Razzle Dazzle

#8 Razzle Dazzle
Brass on Rosewood mounted on White Pine Base
8.5H x 3.5W x 1.75D
#9 Razzle Dazzle

#9 Razzle Dazzle

#9 Razzle Dazzle
Copper, Watch Part & Exotic Wood mounted on White Pine Base
4.5H x 3.5W x 1.75D
#10 Razzle Dazzle

#10 Razzle Dazzle

#10 Razzle Dazzle
Sterling Silver, Copper, Red Plexiglass on Exotic Wood mounted on White Pine Base
4.5H x 3.5W x 1.75D
#11 Razzle Dazzle

#11 Razzle Dazzle

#11 Razzle Dazzle
Copper on Rosewood mounted on White Pine Base
8.5H x 3.5W x 1.75D