It is partly about the sounds: hiss of the torch, gasp and rumble of the quench-to name a few. Patrice is trying to reveal the softness in copper, silver and gold by using traditional metalsmithing tools to cut, saw, file, hammer, solder, emboss and engrave. Her goal in each piece can loosely be described as sort of a layered simplicity which aims to find a permanent comfortable spot on the body.