Always a collector of treasures from the natural world, Katie J. Evans created her very first insect collection at the age of six: a beetle, moth, and fly she found in her neighborhood and pinned inside of her mom's jewelry box. In 2009 having learned the stained glass technique in a one day workshop in Portland, OR, it did not take her very long to realize it was the perfect way to encase the precious objects she surrounded herself with: shed snakeskin, mouse bones from owl pellets, feathers, bees, and more. Moving to the Bay Area in 2010 exposed her to the world of insect rearing through sustainable, cruelty-free butterfly farms and sanctuaries. Learning about nature and supporting responsible stewards of the earth and it’s creatures is at the crux of her work through HartVariations. Katie creates unique small batch handcrafted jewelry, ritual objects, and wall adornments that bring attention to the vitality and endurance of various elements of nature, capturing them in designs that recall the past and turn our eyes to the ever expanding horizon.
Meet Katie and view her work at our artist reception party Sunday, May 6th, 4-7pm.