Happily Ever After….

Posted in Uncategorized by tokicollection on October 21, 2008

The folks over at Gen Art recently wrote a nice piece about Toki on their online magazine, Gen Art Pulse. To read more, click here. Thanks Caroline!

In the interview, I touch on what inspires me. In particular, I mention the book, “Once Upon A Time” with illustrations by Arthur Rackham. The details in the artwork seem to go on forever.


Installation @ Gen Art Fresh Faces Show

Posted in Uncategorized by tokicollection on October 7, 2008

So, here it is…my installation for the 2008 Gen Art Fresh Faces show! I knew I wanted bright pops of color, so I threw in some reindeer moss and peacock feathers. But what especially made the display was the 40’s shoe cabinet I found at Scout. I almost lost this incredible find to a couple of folks that were doing some serious debating about a couple of pieces at the counter. While I was mentally willing them to pick the other choice with all my, um telepathic might, it might have just been my creepy and unwelcoming demeanor that made them pick the other piece and get away from me as quickly as possible. Now, it’s happily sitting in my studio.

With all my close family and friends at the show, I have to say, it was quite the special night.