Wes' background in art has instilled in him the awareness that any object can become ornament or adornment. It doesn't have to be "precious" in order to be part of his personal language. His reason for using titanium is not for its high-fashion aspect but because it is an exciting material to be the carrier for the 24k gold he uses.
His current line has the imposition of some traditional joining processes, only using cold connections such as riveting and wrapping. This appeals to the designer and engineer in him because it forces him to come up with solutions to design dilemmas that are not the usual or obvious ones.