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Newport Beach, California
Born and raised on the small island of Mfangano on Lake Victoria in Kenya. I had a love of the arts from an early age leading her to study at Art College in Nairobi, Kenya where she gained her Graphic Arts degree. It was while studying there that she met a British artist who offered to teach her glass etching in the evenings after school. I drew simple forms to start… soon I realized that etching was where my passion lay and that I had a real talent for this rare and beautiful fine art form.
This particular piece is on the tree of life. I named it ‘Thuno Achiel’ which means one breast in my native language. The concept of a tree of life has been used in science (see tree of life (biology), religion, philosophy, mythology, and other areas. The female form to me is beautiful, gives us life love and a peaceful environment and so does trees. I decided to have this piece look like the trunk of a tree and also still maintain the shape and curve of a female figure.
With each new branch growing out of a tree is a new beginning to that tree so is the female reproductive system which gives us life connecting the two worlds together. When producing images on glass/ crystal I engrave freehand, a technique similar to drawing on canvas. Glass brings a different perspective to the subject and I have drawn everything from people to plants and animals to marine life. My passion has always been wild animals and dramatic landscapes, inspired by my early life in Kenya.