Growing up surrounded by trees, American artist Kimera Wachna felt a deep sympathy with the natural world. But for years she worked long, tedious times in the city, in front of a computer, and felt like she denied her very existence. So, five months ago, she decided to make a change.
Today most of her time is spent creating miniature paintings and wood-burned pieces on recycled and free fallen wood. When there are no fallen branches from the trees around his house, she turns to her neighbours and a local community.
She stated: “I love working small, it creates an intimate experience between myself and the natural world. I have learned to appreciate the process of crafting and have come to adore the unique quirks in nature, working to enhance its beauty, instead of forcing my concepts.”
Kimera now sells her creations via her Etsy shop, Gracemere Woods, which is a collaboration between herself and her partner Yuichi Watanabe. Together they offer handcrafted home decor, illustrations, and jewellery.
Every piece is handcrafted and inspired by the spirit of the forest. Each wood creation burned or image transferred by hand drawings one of a kind brilliant pieces.1