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 of 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.

Encourage your children to learn basic fiber patterns and introduce them to a portal of belonging.