About the Artist
Celebrating natural beauty
My main muse is Mother Earth, particularly the West Coast of BC. I’m a 2nd generation Canadian with Chinese-Japanese heritage, born in Vancouver, raised in the cute community of Steveston, and currently reside in Vancouver on unceded Coast Salish territory.
Inspiration comes from scenic day-long hikes, beach-combing, and wildlife encounters. I’m drawn to incorporating elements of nature such as botanicals & wildlife in my pieces, and love the feeling of serenity, peace, and natural magic when immersed in nature.
Travel has been a big part of my life, and also influences what I enjoy creating. Natural materials, like the use of stone and bone, first captured my attention while wandering small street markets near Johannesburg, South Africa (2004), and the spark to learn about lapidary arts was instilled in Bocas del Toro (2015).
My designs are also influenced by the natural wear and darkened tones of antique jewelry, with hints of dainty details. Inspired by jewelry seen during travels to Paris, France (2007) and Pokhara, Nepal (2014). I also love the natural textures of mountains, moss, and leaves.
Each piece is thoughtfully planned & carefully crafted in a humble studio in Vancouver, BC.
Statement of Technique
As a predominantly self-taught artist, the philosophy behind the jewelry I enjoy making is that each piece is created by my two hands starting from metal sheet and wire.
I love playing with metal, and exploring different techniques to bring ideas to life! I love saw piercing, building pieces, creating movement, and hand fabricating feathers and flowers.
My favourite materials include Sterling Silver, Fine Silver, 14k Gold filled, 14k Yellow Gold, Red Brass, Natural Stones, & Organic Fibers.