A young Choctaw/Shawnee jeweler, living in New Mexico, he interprets ancestral lore in a distinctive style. He has developed a respected name and a loyal following for his strong, individualistic, contemporary work. This bracelet is a good example of the creatively edgy design, fine workmanship and wearable comfort he brings to his pieces.
The exterior is darkened in the background, while applied elements are highly polished silver, in beautiful contrast. The theme is water and rain – nothing is luckier than that, in the high desert! Swooping lines flowing across the dark background symbolize rivers; the square forms are a contemporary version of raindrops. On one edge, stepped cut-outs are rain symbols, while the pointed scallops on the other edge are wavy, like a waterway. The smoothly polished interior feels like a silk glove on the arm, and is stamped with a pattern of diamond shapes.
Like moonlight on water, this bracelet shines with creativity. It is a handsomely sophisticated update on traditional symbolism.