"I love contrasts: black and white, hard and soft, shiny and dull, feminine and masculine. My current exploration with the ancient Korean technique of keum-boo has allowed me to incorporate those contrasting themes into many of my pieces."
Keum-boo is the ancient Korean technique of applying thin sheets of gold to silver. The process is a labor of love as the surface must be prepared properly to create a permanent bond between the silver and gold. Often the pieces are finished with a black patina (as you see here and in many of the pieces) to give it a unique, high contrast finish.