I began producing art jewelry in 2016. A short time later, I began working under the moniker Stable State with the intention to continue developing contemporary art jewelry and design products that explore material, structural, and functional concepts. Drawing on my experience in the biological sciences, the philosophy of Stable State is rooted in the dynamic stability of ecological systems. I embrace the principles of wabi-sabi and aestheticize the impermanence of the forms I create. As I design and craft my products, I consider their entire lifespan, ensuring it is both long and interesting. I use materials like soapstone, which literally erodes with use, to subvert the notion of planned obsolescence and I draw formal inspiration from sculpture and architecture rather than ephemeral trends.