I began making wearable art costumes and jewelry around 1979. I had made costumes before for events like Halloween, but not serious endeavors. Most everything is hand forged in copper, bronze, steel, and other metals. I incorporated fabric when necessary. I began photographing and copyrighting my designs and became the first person to copyright wearable art (not the name, but the designs).
I created the White Outfit for the launch of the fashion photography book, FASHION: 2001, at Studio 54 in NYC. The Washington Times put it on the front page of their entertainment section.