Historically the decorative arts have often drawn upon the natural world for inspiration. The quest for knowledge from the natural sciences has discovered and revealed forms that are now known to be part of the natural world (biomolecules, cellular structures, and atomic orbits to name a few). Through the formal language of biology and chemistry I create a microcosm of the human body in my work. Although the resulting jewels are not scientific models that illustrate specific principles, they adopt forms derived from observation at the microscopic scale. The manipulation of these forms creates a language of ornament appropriate to our era of scientific knowledge and faith.