My Story

Imagine it: the ability to manipulate a rigid functional material into graceful dynamic art forms.

So in 2006 I received the opportunity to work with master metal sculpture artist, Marilyn Kuksht.  I saw her work at an Open Studios in Santa Cruz and asked if she would consider teaching her craft.  She agreed to do a class and by the end of the first day I was hooked.  A few months later I spent a week at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA learning how to forge metal, bending and twisting it to do (mostly) what my designs called for -– there was no turning back after these experiences.

After creating a number of pieces, life happened.  I went off with my family to start a consumer lifestyle product company (check out our cool sustainable ALEX bottle at  What goes around - our flagship product is made of stainless steel –- no surprise there. 

Now, here I am back again thanks to a significant nudge from family and friends.  Not only do I enjoy converting found and crafted metal pieces into contemporary sculptures that inspire me I also continue to play in my two dimensional playground with acrylic, watercolor and charcoal.  Thanks again for being a part of my joyful journey,


Metal | Watercolor | Acrylic | Charcoal

Art by Marta