As an artist I explore to heal myself. In the process I hope to connect with others. My personal mythology is brought forth through dream, thoughts and various epiphanies. I then construct jewelry using symbols, various materials, sometimes found objects to describe my ideas. When worn, the jewelry projects my illumination upon others’ minds either consciously or subconsciously.
Porter draws inspiration from his passion of collecting exquisite oddities and vintage objects. He finds joy in both the extraordinarily curious and everyday knickknacks that are part of our history and cultures from around the world. Through combining his skills of metalsmithing and collecting, he creates exquisite, often improbable objects that delight like no other.