His career as an artist started in 1986. Throughout his exploration of different media over the years, starting with painting, followed by sculpting, finally designing and fabricating jewelry, the expression of his art remains the same – translating his experiences of natural landscapes. He feels privileged and grateful by the opportunity to explore actual, remote pristine places in nature and filter them through his senses and thought process which he then shares through art.
The natural gold he uses is unrefined placer gold. The smoothened edges of the nuggets and gold flakes are the result of the tumbling action in the rivers. California placer gold is obtained in an environmentally friendly way by individuals, using hand tools that have a minimal impact on the environment. He likes to obtain the material directly from miners or trusted gold dealers, specializing in CA gold. The natural gold he selects is 22 karat or more. All metal used is sustainable material made with reclaimed/recycled or certifiably ethically mined metal.
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