Finding the perfect leather, or hide and then letting it speak for itself is what I feel is the most gratifying part of my creative process. Seeing a brand mark or scar as a highlight in a bag, or clutch gives each creation individual distinction and rustic charm. Leather-work has been the most purposeful vehicle to bringing my creative voice to reality. It fills me with pride and integrity to see a piece finished. I work with a plan, but also an open vision. My patterns have changed based on the natural lines of the individual hides to bring out as much natural beauty as possible. The repetitive nature of leather-work allows my imagination to run wild and include happy accidents and creative surprises in my pieces. My most recent work is a combination of structured lines inspired by modern construction, and organic elements such as jagged edges and hair-on-hide.