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The lines and shapes of the human body are my primary source of imagery. My sketchbook drawings combine many things I associate with the body: anatomy, landscapes, topography, vessel forms, MRIs, x-rays, microscopic cell images, and geometric volumes. In the "rendered" series, I use these drawings to generate enamel pieces, then employ chain and strings of beads to accentuate the drawn lines and sketch new lines onto the wearer. The relationship between jewelry and the physical body allows for an especially appropriate use of that body as subject matter. I meshing imagery which is sufficiently graphic to elicit a slight discomfort, yet is graceful and vague enough to evoke a primal response to the body’s beauty. Through this combination I hope to find an ambiguity which allows the viewer to experience the many levels on which our corporal bodies exist in the physical world.