Texture and color have always played an important part in my mixed
media pieces, whether I am working with metal or silk. For these metal pieces I forge a flat sheet of metal into 3D shapes using hammers or by folding metal to create designs. Texture is added with hammer marks. Heat, natural patina, paint or ink add color to the pieces. "Growing Into the Space" (above) received a Jurors' Choice award in the 2017 Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition.