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It was a 3am dream that woke me into the studio to start creating Totum Fauna. The dream continues on and now many years and many sculptures later these pieces still appear to be in some uncertain stage of metamorphosis striving to express unique interpretations of natural life. Sometimes it is in the simplicity of added physical elements such as tiny sea creature homes, twisted driftwood or lake washed roots, and other times they mimic animals or elementals with precious stones. Nature's hidden gems are the fabric of childhood wonder and are a constant source of inspiration for me. I try to preserve the things "grown-ups" don't always acknowledge and use them to inform the art I create each day.

-- Maria Knier

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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