Lori moved to Sacramento with her parents when she was 12.
She is self-taught in etching techniques she uses on aluminum and bronze; however, years spent in classical and jazz as a flutist were the beginning creative thought process that she transferred to color and composition. She currently resides in San Diego, California.
I began my work with etched metal in 2006 while living in Sacramento, but when I moved to Maui my work began to reflect images that are very special to me.
Because of the amazing holography that different etching techniques produce on aluminum, I was able to create translucent shifting objects such as clouds and water. Creating the etching starts with various tools that I alter so that I can create unique patterns that reflect light and depth. Then I apply various types of paints such as automotive and acrylics and stains to achieve the color.