Four words to describe your work:
wood and lichen jewelry
Lichenology was born in 2011, when we sold our beloved family cabin in the mountains of Colorado - where I learned to love lichen and the land in an intimate way. I looked for a tangible way to hold on to the memory of the property and began collecting small, beautiful artifacts that, when placed together, reconstructed a story about the cabin and what it means to be nourished by a place. Since then, I have used my craft as a way to polish my experiences in nature - juxtaposing materials possessing their own, divergent stories to create a piece with a single, unified future. I personally gather all materials used in my work while hiking, camping and enjoying time spent outdoors.