Designs by Nature Gems
My love to create arose from when I was teaching at-risk youth in New Zealand. During that time, making beautiful wearable art balanced out some of the daily hardships I saw. This passion became a small side business where I sold my work part-time on the weekends.
Moving to Canada in 2012 was a literal cosmic push to heighten my artistic skills. I slowly developed the intricacy of my work and the techniques I use for my art. The natural focus behind my work arose from loving nature and growing up next to a municipal reserve. Moving to Toronto only emphasized the personal importance to remain connected to nature and connecting others to the natural world.
I love playing with themes of duality such as applying historical techniques used in modern designs or vintage styles used to represent nature. Also, many pieces incorporate sacred geometry, that is based-off of the natural world, and represent spiritual harmony with the universe.
I developed a curiosity and a desire to travel and grow any chance I get. In each country, my art has allowed me to share my passion with other individuals while simultaneously teaching them about the relationship between art and nature. Together, I create pieces that are respectful of nature yet can be worn within our fast paced, modern society.