My current body of work consists of wood jewelry with hand built porcelain accents. Inspired by African jewelry and curvilinear wood furniture, I produce limited production personal adornment of singular form. I harvest declining orchard wood in the northern New Mexico village of Cuartelez. Cutting open a log and seeing the exposed grain for the first time is one of the most exciting parts of the whole process. My mind literally races with possibilities as the inside is revealed. I strive to convey this excitement by crafting carefully finished, simple forms to celebrate the beauty of each piece of wood.