Homegrown & Hand Picked, meet the Artisans of islaRae
"We create with our hands & hearts, these are our offerings."
"Multimedia fine artist, sculptor & designer, I create contemporary Pacific-inspired wearable arts.
"Cultivating a spiritual connection to Nature is essential to our well being. I aim to inspire appreciation & preservation of the many blessings of our natural world.
The symbols we carry with us represent our values. Values become treasures, as I carry striking natural island beauty & powerful Pacific curves into a future vision.
Corcoran College of Art & Design 1998
Vinyasa Yoga Instructor since 2003
GIA Certified Jeweler/Gemologist 2005
Born & Raised on Guam
"The perpetuation of the legacy of our Chamoru ancestors is my motivation in creating three-dimensional Chamoru body ornamentation.
I carve aboriginal Chamoru body ornamentation indigenous to the Mariana Islands, namely Sinahi Amulets (Giant Clam Shell/Hima) and Bracelets and Spondylus Shell Amulets. Mediums consist of; tridacna gigas - giant clam shell, spondylus oyster shell, shell, bone and wood.
"Many raindrops make a mighty ocean!