The pursuit of art is essential to my life. Without even realizing it, everything in my life moves towards creating. Seeing, living and sharing art is huge and being so closely linked to family brings me everything I need to be supported in my work.
Yellowknife is my hometown and I feel committed to this land. The choice to make jewelry with raw northern materials started with the desire to bridge that gap between new and old traditions. Suddenly, everything creative burst wide open for me.
I work primarily in muskox horn from Sachs Harbor on Banks Island, creating long lasting, timeless pieces that are bold and modern. The coloration is phenomenal, and it is lightweight and strong. Even though it is quite the process to prepare and I am always seeking a more efficient way of working, I never miss a step. I want my finished product to shine like glass in order to give the material its due.
I cannot see how my infatuation with creating jewellery will ever end; it is limitless. My drive to continuously elevate my skill set keeps my work fresh. It makes the pieces sing out to people; you can see that connection when they are worn.