I have recently been reading about the effects of artificial light on our environment, from migration disruption, to sleep deprivation. It has been such a currently influential topic in my life, that I can’t help but use these themes in my most recent body of work. All while contemplating my beliefs about light and dark, safety and crime, the community demanding more light despite the hazards, I have been walking my dog and child in loops around my neighborhood. And while we walk, I have been picking pieces of the urban flora from my neighbors yards. I live in a crime ridden, light polluted urban neighborhood, and as I think about my home, my family, and my connection to my environment, I am seeing these ideas move into my jewelry work. These most recent pieces have come from casting those bits of urban flora in silver and fabricating gold elements that “spill” over the organic castings. Images coming soon.