Handmade One of a Kind Curiosities
I have always been fascinated by natural items like bones, crystals and skulls. Surrounding myself with parts of nature that have passed on reminds me about the value of all life. I chose to use the word "wake" because I feel my work is a way of holding a vigil for the plants and animals that supplied the pieces. The items I create are made with materials that are from small, independent and ethical sources with the goal to conjure love and appreciation for the natural world.
Any bones or skulls are mostly from domestic animals who died of natural causes or are byproducts of industry that would be disposed of. I am careful to consider where the items come from and avoid any that were hunted just for the sake of being sold. Many items are sourced from Canadian's including indigenous individuals. I also source my entomology specimens from Canadian or European sellers.
I will be participating in the Coven Collective online market October 2nd - 4th. Keep an eye out for new product and maybe a surprise discount!