Artist as a living myth/meaning. / by Okka Wikka

Jung comes to the conclusion that myth originates and functions to satisfy the psychological need for contact with the unconscious - not merely to announce the existence of the unconscious, but to let us experience it.

To be a practising folk craft artist, especially with our Pacific Basin fibers, is to meld with the great cauldron of cultures and artists who have gone before. My work is never individual in its technique, yet I recognise the individual hand in every basket. This movement from the individual to the cultural, to the universal is an aspect of our inward and outward breath.

We encourage children to learn basic fiber patterns and introduce them to a portal of belonging.