Dominique began her fascination with small, shiny objects at the age of 3 when her grandmother introduced her to a tin of broken beaded necklaces. Over the years, Dominique explored her concept of “eye candy” as a jewelry artist establishing Asymmetry Design by Dom., creating one-of-a-kind pieces of beadwork that are each unique, asymmetrical, yet perfectly balanced. Making larger sculptural pieces and integrating rusty relics with precious jewels into pieces he calls “Giant’s Jewelry” was a natural progression. Represented in these pieces is the scope of human existence; suffering, sustenance, tension, opposition, hope, despair, endurance, memory and the tenuous balance between mankind and nature. Intentional and allegorical yet created with artistic abandon; each piece contains a story, a root and reason.
Dominique travels frequently to France discovering treasure in flea markets, churchyards, and farmsteads. She is also inspired by trains, tracks, vines and vagabonds. She currently lives in Minneapolis, MN and her paintings and sculptural objects have been shown in group shows at Altered Esthetics, Dominique was the featured artist in the Speakeasy at VOICES IX in Dubuque, IA. In 2014, she participated in the Altered Esthetics Solo Artist Exhibition program and joined the co-op gallery, Tres Leches Art in Northrup King Building, Mpls in November 2014.Studio Number: 173