"Art created for aatei celebrates these ‘elder sisters’ who have helped, guided and inspired us. I hope these pieces bring to you the same beauty and joy that the treasured people in your life bring you."
Origin story: aatei was created as a response to the flood of support and love the artist received from the females in her life after being diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. Now 5 years in remission, she still finds herself unable to fully express in words the deep feelings of love and thankfulness she has for these women. A year of recovery and taking things slower, allowed for new creative possibilities to flow and a release of these emotions onto paper through the process of mark-making and abstract work. With aatei, she continues her journey in mark-making, creating new work that will enable everyone to show love and thanks to the ‘aatei’ in their lives.