Medium/Materials: Silk, copper, steel
Dimensions: 1.75'' x 2.75'' x .75''
The exploration of using materials such as wood and fiber with metalsmithing techniques are central to my art. I combine silk cocoons from various species of moth into my pieces. The cells in the wings on a moth are striking and this natural beauty has influenced my designs. The cocoons used for this piece are naturally gold colored and have a brilliant sheen to them, adding dye changed the color while keeping the shimmering characteristic of the fiber.