maritome

About

I push to test the boundaries – what delineates jewelry vs. sculpture, wearable vs. non-wearable, precious vs. non-precious, and beyond that, craft vs. fine art? My work is less about defining what I make and more about the materials, the process, and the interaction between the artist and the wearer. Each piece challenges and engages the wearer through its use of common-place shapes and/or materials to reveal the stories within. The interpretation of what is being expressed is different for everyone, creating a complex and intimate relationship between the wearer and the artist, with each one playing a necessary role.