Pajaki (Pie-yonk-ee) are traditional Polish hand crafted chandeliers made during the darkest part of the year to bring cheer and hope for the light to come. They are part of a Slavic and Scandinavian tradition of paper craft that shifts slightly and overlaps country to country. I see the Pajak (Pie-yonk) as an object of hope and expectation. A desire and determination to create lightness and ease when things are heaviest.
Mother of All Living
Before Eve was a mother to her own children she was the mother of all living. These ideas are expressed through her warmth and line in this monotype.
I think in the heart of a maker lies a deep desire to make something that's functional and beautiful. Working in ceramics has helped me to uncover and express ideas that were stagnant or not quite suited for other veins of my work. I'm excited to explore ceramics further.
Essential Oil project
These are some of the working pieces of a project created around simplifying and adding some much needed beauty to the world of essential oil education.
Miracle Fish is an ongoing series of monotypes. Each print potentially contains the impressions of hundreds of paper cut fish. The lengthy and thoughtful process of cutting the fish is an integral part of the work.