Cherie's eclectic wall tiles are cut from stainless steel, steel and copper sheet using a plasma or hydro-abrasive cutter. Her designs are influenced by the modernist visions from the forties and the artists such as Mies van der Rohe, Maria Pergay, and Alexander Calder. In keeping with the tradition of modernism the lines are kept simple open and organic with meticulous detailing.
The refraction of light on the surface is an important aspect enhanced by the expressive shadow created on the wall as light passes through the finer cut-outs. Cherie notes that the importance of the shadow is also part of the original inspiration and a significant part of the final success of the work.
Cherie attended the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan and received her B.F.A. in 1994. She now works out of her studio in Ann Arbor and is represented by over fifty galleries throughout the United States.