Back in 2011, I was very thankful that I was chosen as the winner of Niche Awards in sculptural wear category. I really want to give special thanks to all my metal buddies and faculties at CSULB, without their support I wouldn't stand where I am today. Thank you guys! So for this upcoming year of 2013 I was encouraged to apply, I'll be applying for the same category for those who are wondering. The pieces that I submitted... are going to surprise for now but they will be revealed later! They are NEW work that I finished last semester as a graduate student. I began to incorporate paper in my work and I really enjoyed working with it. So to be continued... I'm anxious to hear back in couple months, wish me luck!
2011 Niche Winner in sculptural wear
Detail of the hinge
Different view of the each pierced sides of the bracelet
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