Lives and works in Maryland/DC area. Statement: My inspiration arose from contemplating the dichotomy between the perception of women as fragile, delicate creatures, and the reality that most women are defined by resiliency and steely resolve. I employ a juxtaposition of extremes such as lightness and gravity, suppleness and intransigence, to convey feminine sensibilities. Crafted of steel and embellished with flourishes of wire mesh, the dresses are both elegant and imposing. I like the duplicitous nature of steel which can be manipulated to appear feminine & soft while maintaining its strength – an expression in contrasts and complements.