The Mysteries of a Golden Egg

The Mysteries of a Golden Egg

The Lilies of the Valley Egg is a manifestation of everything I adore in a fetish object. The pink egg is nestled atop curling green-gold leaves adorned with rose-cut diamond dew drops, each balancing a single pearl at its base...
January 07, 2020
Tags: Coveting
Reflections on Family Tradition

Reflections on Family Tradition

For as long as I can remember, our family celebrated the holidays with pomegranates. On Christmas Eve, we would place our stockings at the end of the bed. In the morning, each stocking would always be filled with small gifts and topped with the heavy, red fruit.
December 26, 2019
Tags: Reflections
A Gift for You: Plate 11 iPhone Wallpaper

A Gift for You: Plate 11 iPhone Wallpaper

 A small gift for following along with me on this amazing journey (and a lovely way to carry around some art in your pocket).

December 20, 2019
Matchsafes to Hinder Random Combustion

Matchsafes to Hinder Random Combustion

I was browsing through a book on Art Nouveau recently and discovered a small selection of matchsafes. In the late 1800s, after friction matches were first introduced, they had the unfortunate habit of sometimes bursting into flames in your pocket...

December 11, 2019
Tags: Coveting
Fragments from Bird on a Wire

Fragments from Bird on a Wire

Lately, I have been working to the timeless music of Leonard Cohen. I will always remember the first time that I heard one of his songs. It was Bird on a Wire.
December 07, 2019
Muse of Mine: Et Toujours! Et Jamais!

Muse of Mine: Et Toujours! Et Jamais!

While visiting The Museum of Fine Arts in Montréal several months ago, I discovered this terracotta sculpture by Emile Hébert. It has haunted my thoughts, in the loveliest of ways, ever since. This striking work almost made Hébert famous after causing a sensation at the Salon of French Artists in Paris (1859).
December 03, 2019
Tags: Muse of Mine
Reflections on Doubt

Reflections on Doubt

As I looked over my recent work, there was something not quite right. No matter what I tried, I couldn’t bring myself to “finish” anything. Something cruel began to nag at me.
November 30, 2019
Tags: Reflections
The Silhouettes of Trees at Night

The Silhouettes of Trees at Night

The minute I discovered these images from Art Young's pen and ink drawing series "Trees at Night" from the 1920s, I was completely enthralled by them. There has always been something about the shapes and movements of trees that has called to me.

November 26, 2019
Tags: Coveting
A Gift for You: Skull Sketch iPhone Wallpaper

A Gift for You: Skull Sketch iPhone Wallpaper

After sketching this study for my next tile, I thought it would make an interesting iPhone wallpaper to share with you. 
November 23, 2019
Fragments from Letters to a Young Poet

Fragments from Letters to a Young Poet

Despite the title, Rilke’s words are not limited to only the young or only poets. Over the past year, I have been reading (and re-reading) the letters and found them quite moving.
November 19, 2019