“I consider my work to be architectonic. That is, a type of perceived sensibility to form and design that prefers the simple over the complex, and the well-built over the mass-produced.” Hilary’s metalwork, hand-fabricated in sterling silver and 18k gold, achieves this through experimentation with the figure/ground relationship. The creation of mechanisms and clasps unique to her designs unites the spirit of both fine artist and craftsman. She often use oxidation to create contrast within a piece. Contrast and opposition combined with repetition are the building blocks of her design. By translating a design into wearable adornment, she aims to find the intersection of fine art and the production of functional objects.