The Biophilia collection features ethically sourced feathers of rare/exotic birds, real butterflies and moths, jewel beetles and other insects. The purpose of this collection is to spread awareness about the loss of habitat which threatens these exquisite creatures, mostly due to deforestation. I carefully source the biological materials used in this collection from farms and individuals who are providing protected environments for these animals where they are allowed to live out their natural life cycles and/or are working to support natural populations.
Greek mythology tells of 9 divine muses or goddesses who inspire the creative works of humanity. Each of the muses was said to govern a different artistic form, such as music or poetry.
Urania was called the “muse of the heavens”, and is credited with inspiring astronomers, philosophers and this collection of jewelry.
The ancient Romans called the Earth “Terra Mater”, meaning “Mother Earth”. The Terra collection seeks to celebrate natural beauty, and to honor our divine connection with our planet through the use of mixed metals and semi-precious stones juxtaposed with geometric shapes and forms that have long held symbolic meanings.
As a child, I was homeschooled by my mom, who immigrated from Colombia (South America) to the USA, while she was a child herself. She learned to speak English, attended school, went to a good college, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree. She contributed to the work force for several years and then dedicated her life to raising and schooling my brothers and myself.
I credit my mom with teaching me not only how to read and write, but also the value of education. She taught me to ask questions and pursue answers for myself. In my youth, I developed what I like to call an “independent streak”, and fell into a social circle that included many young creative minds.
It was during those awkward years that my love of art solidified into a path I will follow for life. Over time, I have come to understand my artwork as a way to move beyond beauty for the sake of beauty and into the realm of meaningful communication.
Though I consider myself a multi-media artist (one of the many ways that I take after my Dad), my work today is dominantly related to creating jewelry for Muse by Ali, which gives me the freedom to work in several mediums and to be inspired by many sources to create wearable art, themed around issues of importance to me and to the world.
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Specializing in the following: Custom Jewelry Artist - Handmade Feather Earrings Cruelty Free - Handmade Butterfly Wing Earrings - Handmade Butterfly Earrings - Handmade Butterfly Necklace - Custom Dragonfly Jewelry - Ethically Sourced Feathers - Custom Lunar Jewelry - Handmade Moon Jewelry - Handmade Boho Hair Accessories - Polyphemus Forewing Pendant