My primary research interest lie in the overlap between art and science and in the various aspects of jewelry. I am specifically interested in jewelry as a specimen in natural history museums, as well as a commodity souvenir in gift shops of all kinds. I am also interested in the historic ties between jewelry and metalsmithing, artisanship and science. In future projects, I would like to explore issues involving genetic engineering, agribusiness and our relationship to our food and to our environment. I also love to cook, read, travel, hike & bike, write poetry & fiction, and practice Tai Chi.
Design and Construction of Two Large-Scale Botanical Models: A Sunflower Capitulum and a Grass Spikelet, Natural and Applied Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater Oklahoma. (1995)
During the years that I worked on the models, my thoughts about the project changed...