Seven Hundred Karats
Part of Eco-centric art (neo-materialism) and inspire by my diamantaire (diamond cutter) grandfather, I paint and sculpt abstract geometrics with recycled material, synthesizing historical and contemporary styles by mixing the classical tradition of still-life with modernism. By reforming and re-employing materials, my work reduces, reuses and up-cycles. Eternal flames re-emerge in the facets of jewels which reflect and transfix. Diverse media are employed such as discarded wallpaper, tablecloth, porcelain, music manuscript, milk crate, lathe and plaster. What begins as refuse is repurposed by transforming base materials into noble objects.