Everyone loves a good giveaway, and for our next contest we’re partnering with the amazingly talented Jovi Klak!
Jovi is an Edmonton based artist and graphic designer. She grew up on a farm north of Athabasca, Alberta where she spent much of her time outdoors, and was influenced by her mom’s love of plants and huge garden. Jovi is drawn to unique patterns and colours in the outside world—especially those found in florals.
In 2017, she went on a 5 month solo trip to Thailand, Nepal and the Philippines. Inspired by henna in Nepal and blown away by the changing landscapes, Jovi began creating mandalas to express the surroundings that moved her. When a friend suggested she put her circular designs onto wood slices, she jumped on the idea. Wood materials have been sourced from fallen trees on her parents’ farm or graciously donated. Jovi is happy to have taken part in the entire creation of her art pieces, from cutting, sanding and sealing material, to then painting on it.
A majority of her painted wood slices are inspired by plants seen in everyday life. Oftentimes, Jovi will work with the wood slice’s ring pattern, as if the piece is in collaboration with itself. Jovi wishes to explore different designs with the hopes of continually adding to and having pieces picked from her ever evolving wood slice garden. You can see more of her gorgeous work here.
You could win this wood cookie painting!
Just click here to sign up for our quarterly newsletters, and you’ll automatically be entered into the draw! Winner will be announced by October 28. You must live in Canada to enter.