Jewelry & Paint Artist
I feel so honored to be involved in this project, as I had lots of reasons to participate. I knew Wade personally – we went to school together. So, it was no challenge to create Perseverance; the inspiration was there from the beginning.
I like to describe my artwork as free, intuitive, and dreamlike. I use black and white or colors, and then incorporate natural elements. I chose to adorn my pony with a “mermaid armor” I create from copper wire. As a jewelry maker, I had multiple single earrings – I felt using these unmatched pieces as mane and ankle adornments was my way to symbolize when a part of you is lost or gone to another place, you can still persevere, and even join with others who have experienced this same kind of loss.