Mariele Williams is a San Francisco based artist and designer. As the daughter of a boat builder and a gardener her works have always been inspired by the symbiosis of humans and their environment. Each of her unique creations begins with one basic element: antler, feather, fossil, wood, or leather. Durable and delicate, ancient and fresh, her accessories are constructed with a tenacity that pays tribute to the places from which they came.
The natural items included in her designs have been sourced from family and friends in and around Montana. As the materials around her change according to availability or hunting season so do the designs, ensuring no two pieces are alike. Her innate connection with the environment around her can also be seen in the many illustrations, installations and projects surrounding her constantly.
Mariele’s work will be featured at the Rare Bird on Thursday, March 24th, 2011.