The Early Days
I was born in Toronto, Canada in 1969 and attended McGill University (BA) and New York University (MA).
During this era, some of my most influential experiences included:
- Studying abroad in Paris at Parsons School of Design
- Spending countless hours in the darkroom
- Working as a teaching assistant for video-digital artist Peter Campus
- Running varsity cross country in Paris and New York
- Photographing Yosef Karsh in Ottawa.
My creative pursuits
Since then, my work has been exhibited in galleries across the United States and Canada. I have won several prestigious awards, including the Jack Goodman Award for Art and Technology, and American Photo’s ‘Portraits and People’ Contest. My work is also displayed in many private, corporate and museum collections.
In Spring 2015, my Plastic in Paradise series was displayed as a solo exhibit at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands.
While being represented by the Benrubi Gallery in New York City, I blend my life and creativity with ease. My most cherished accomplishment is bonding with my beautiful family, while working consciously every day at being the change I want to see in the world.
Changing the jewelry industry
After moving to the Cayman Islands with my family, I was going through my regular yoga routine when inspiration struck. After seeing so much violence around the jewelry industry, I understood where there was a gap for sustainable jewelry that didn’t sacrifice quality or elegance on products for women.
With this in mind, I have been producing collections of jewelry that empower women to be the change they want to see in the world, with high quality pieces that come from the strength of Mother Earth.
Across all collections, I create beautiful pieces that don’t harm our world, and can be handed down from generation to generation – creating a legacy, rather than a throwaway item.
See how I’ve created sustainable and cruelty free pieces that are ready to be shared with you.