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This series of work is a study of the human form as both site and subject for body adornment. The figure historically has been a popular motif in jewelry, particularly in carved relief cameos and engraved intaglios. Although a popularly held image of the cameo is that of an idealized woman’s profile, the cameo has varied over time and cultures. I am interested visiting the cameo in my own work, interpreting this historical jewelry object in contemporary forms, colors, and materials.
Education: 2010 MFA, Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Tyler School of Art 2008 BFA, Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM, Art History Minor Tyler School of Art, Summa Cum Laude 2006 Semester Study Abroad, Rome, Italy Skills: Familiar with both Mac and Windows based operating systems including experience running Mac Boot-camp and Parallels. Have extensive experience with: Rhino4.0 Flamingo2.0 Magics13.0. Additional proficiency with Pixologic Z-Brush, Bunkspeed Hypershot, Adobe CS4 Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, and InDesign. Technical hand skills include but are not limited to fabrication in metal and plastic, familiarity with various casting processes, enameling, stone setting, mold making, carving, and wood working. Teaching Experience: Temple University, Tyler School of Art 2010 Adjunct Instructor, Foundation Department 2008-2010 Instructor of Record for various courses in the Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Area Camp Laurel, Interarts Program, Readfield, Maine 2009/10-Assistant Department Head of Metalsmithing 2007/08- Metalsmithing Instructor Additional Experience: 2008-2010 Computer Aided Design/ 3D Printing Lab Administrator Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2009 Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference: Revolution, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Tyler School of Art Connections Room Representative, Conference Audio Visual Team Member, Assisted with the creation of the State of Academic Metals Survey for the 2009 Educator’s Dialogue. 2008 Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference: Cross Currents, Savannah, Georgia Tyler School of Art Connections Room Representative.
Tyler School of Art of Temple University