Growing up in Switzerland, I was constantly making things. A rattle from a cheese carton, rice and masking tape; jewelry out of yoghurt cups and crayons, melted in the oven; fishing flies; or a water wheel over a rivulet. My mom was very crafty and taught me drawing, knitting, crocheting, weaving, sewing, and many other useful crafts. From my jack-of-all-trades dad I learned how to use a hammer, saw, drill, soldering gun, and all the other cool tools in his arsenal.
After moving to Canada, I started taking classes and courses in subjects that interested me, without the pressure of schooling. I researched ferociously and acquired enough knowledge and skills to have successful years as an art photographer, textile artist, and most recently glass artist. I also dabbled in silversmithing for a while.
All these years of perfecting different art forms led me to where I am now, and my new interest, found-object art.
In my driftwood-based “Sea Creatures” I incorporate photo transfers, flameworked glass and wire-work to give these objects personality and meaning. My Shadow Boxes are small worlds of wonder and whimsy.