Handmade One of a Kind Curiosities
For years I have collected bones, skulls, feathers and other natural items. 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.
My materials are a mix of found and purchased. Any organic materials I find are from private properties. Purchased items are from known and reputable sellers mostly located in Canada. 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.
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!