Advocating for love through the creation of wearable art.
While not tied down to one artistic discipline, I discovered new facets of my creativity while working as an apprentice metalsmith in Seattle. I learned how to work the sturdy but wonderfully malleable material into wearable and unique pieces.
In the past year, I have found it is even more important to follow my dedication to incorporate community partnerships and compassionate causes in my work. I continue to donate my work for social groups that I believe is making positive social change such as Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, Sacramento SPCA & more.
I personally craft every piece knowing that it is important to lead through impact.
I make the conscious investment to source my materials from the USA, where labor and mining practices are stronger with less opportunity for unethical business and labor practices.
At every point in my process I focus on using solid, sustainably sourced and recycled materials. By partnering with responsible companies such as Rio Grande, and other small local businesses, I can be assured that my impact to the environment remains minimal while providing high quality pieces at a fair price.
I personally know how important art can be to the hearts and minds of everyone. It was what allowed me to find my own voice as a young woman and I will do my best to always work to help others discover what it can mean to them.
My parents and I immigrated to the United States when I was only 11 years old. In this new country, not only was I the new kid in school, but I arrived unable to speak the language and knowing frighteningly little about its culture. It was through art in all forms that I was able to overcome the loneliness and fear, and learn to connect with people regardless of their spoken language.
As one of only 5493 Mongolian Americans living in the state of California, I am one of few active female Mongolian metalsmith in the United States. I’m committed to keep creating and I hope that others may be inspired to follow their passions despite the obstacles.
I proudly reside in the city of Sacramento with my husband and 3 adorable cats.