Lifelong art maker and art teacher in four states.Presently exhibiting actively at Firebox, Carnegie, Pa. and Hoyt Gift Shop. Working with several Art Guilds in Pittsburgh; Associated Artist Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Society of Artists and Founding Board member of Cranberry Artist Network.The wearable object has meaning and communicating specific intention, for both the maker and the wearer. Jewelry art enjoys a unique connection of intimacy with the viewer. These qualities can inherently amplify concept and expression of social awareness, political ideology, gender identity, personal experience, etc. Statement jewelry is created not only to wear, but to tell a story, communicate an idea, or to make a dialogue.