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CWaB:Lien #25
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird, reclaimed Comfy Perch™, pedals, Norway Maple
6" diameter pendant 27" chain
2022
CWaB:Lien #24
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird, leaves, silk
5" x 7" x 1"
2021
CWaB: Lien #23
Sterling silver, Thurmanite, birch, wood altered by a bird, reclaimed Comfy Perch™
8"x 3.5" x 1"
2021
CWaB: Lien #22
Sterling silver, birch, wood altered by a bird, reclaimed Comfy Perch™
26"(chain) 1.5"(wood)
2021
CWaB: Breach #2
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird, fiber from reclaimed Comfy Perch™
7cm x 7cm x 5cm
2021
CWaB: Breach
Sterling silver, steel, pewter, wood altered by a bird, reclaimed Comfy Perch™
10cmx10cmx2cm
2021
$1800
CWaB: Lien, #21
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird, reclaimed Comfy Perch™
5"x5"x1.25"
2020
CWaB: Lien, #20
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird, reclaimed Comfy Perch™
6"x 2.75"x 1"
2020
CWaB: Lien, I90 #19
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird, reclaimed Comfy Perch™
7ft. long
2020
CWaB: Lien #18
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird, reclaimed Comfy Perch™
2.5" x 6" x 1.25"
2020
CWaB: Lien #17
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird, stainless steel
2.5" x 2.5"x 1
2019
CwaB: Lien #16
Sterling silver, stainless steel, wood altered by a bird, reclaimed Comfy Perch™
4" x 4.5" x 1"
2019
CWaB: Lien #15
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird, reclaimed Comfy Perch™
4" x 4.5" x 1"
2019
CWaB: Lien #14
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird, reclaimed Comfy Perch™
4" x 4" x 1" (pendant)
2019
CWaB: Lien #13
Sterling silver, stainless steel, wood altered by a bird, reclaimed Comfy Perch™
3.5" x 3.5" x 1"
2019
CWaB: Lien #12
Sterling silver, stainless steel, wood altered by a bird, reclaimed Comfy Perch™
6.5" x 4" x 1"
2019
CWaB: Lien #11
Sterling silver, stainless steel, wood altered by a bird, reclaimed Comfy Perch™
6.5" x 3.5" x 1.5"
2019
CWaB: Lien #10
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird, reclaimed Comfy Perch™
37"
2019
CWaB:Lien #9
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird, reclaimed Comfy Perch™
3" x3" x 1"
2019
CWaB:Lien #8
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird, stainless steel
3" x 3.5" x 3/4"
2019
CWaB:Lien #5
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird, reclaimed Comfy Perch™
2019
CWaB:Lien #7
Sterling silver, reclaimed Comfy Perch™
3.5" x 3" x 1"
2019
CWaB: Lien #6
Sterling silver, reclaimed Comfy Perch™
3.5" x 3" x 1"
2019
CWaB:Lien #4
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird, reclaimed Comfy Perch™
6" x 5" x 1" (pendant)
2018
CWaB:Lien #3
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird, reclaimed Comfy Perch™
6" x 4" x 1" (pendant)
2018
CWaB:Lien #2
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird, stainless steel
2.5" x 4.5"x 3/4"
2018

In the English language the word Lien is defined as a debt, birthright or spleen. This word is also the surname given to my paternal great-grandmother.
To assimilate is to assume that one has a profound understanding and has become similar to the those around them. Inherited genetics, trauma and knowledge is resistant to culture change and assimilation and feels like a vibration in the body while it works its way to the surface.
This series of work addresses my desire to understand the overwhelming idea of birthright and the debts we must pay with our body and mind in order to fit in and survive while living in diaspora, and existing as an invasive specie. This work is reminiscent of traditional jewelry and employs design, technique and materials that simultaneously reveal and conceal. Through each cut and soldered piece, I am able to move closer to my truth.