Objects with history, patina, marks others have made, and imperfections from lives well-lived, I connect to long-lost relics rediscovered - vertu patched, repaired, threadbare, rusted, and unearthed.
Much of my inspiration comes from eight years living in and twenty-five years traveling about Europe. Engaging in a variety of gleaned skills (weaving, stitching, felt making, leatherwork, and surface design) from years of curious exploration, I create both small and large-scale sculptures incorporating objects from the natural world - intrinsically weaving together contemporary applications of traditional artisanal crafts.
This site is a collection, a gallery, of my work.
Through my sister company, Rara Avis Design (raraavisdesign.com), I provide bespoke installations, window displays, interior styling, retail build-outs, product design, and residential and commercial renovations.
My studio is in beautiful Bozeman, Montana but, I’m always willing to travel for exciting design opportunities and interesting projects.
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