Within my practice I experiment with the haptic qualities of different materials and use the skin as a sensory material to be explored and tested. Artistically I strive to create jewellery objects that form a dialogue between the body and the mind in order to achieve a physical and psychological level of awareness for the wearer/viewer.
I often use my own skin and body to experience and test my jewellery; challenging my own identity and drawing inspiration from my mixed polynesian heritage and culture, with its many rituals.
I also believe that it’s perfectly fine to have a piece of jewellery that scratches, catches or slightly stabs. You just have to be more careful while wearing it – the same as you would with something precious or delicate. Instead you treat everything around the jewellery as precious or delicate.