One of our favorite things to do is to ask the folks we are inspired by what they are inspired by. We’ve shared some of their responses below.

Christine Galvez | Metalight New York founder & Artist / Artisan

Creating light was my first source of artistic inspiration. In my opinion, a light fixture is an integral part of a decor and not simply a source of light. Following this principal, my lamps, when un-lit, must appear sculptural. Then, when lit, they should transform. Light penetrates the body, creating a magical shadow play that can fill the wall, the ceiling or the room. Progressively, I became more confident with my work and I have created a personal universe, capturing and preserving nature’s fleeting beauty with metal, creating a whimsical world filled with creatures and myths. Read more>>

Suleman Khan | Visual Artist

I am inspired by my tribal community and the landscape of Baluchistan province in Pakistan, where I was born and lived most of my life before moving to Canada. The traditional Baluchi attire, architecture, landscape and challenges faced by people in Baluchistan have inspired my art since the beginning of my art practice. Read more>>

Kim Workman | Gyotaku artist aka Kimian

Travel, and my late husband Ian have been my inspiration, and what feeds my soul to create. I am not that person who derives satisfaction from reading a book or watching a movie for inspiration. I want to travel to exotic places, smell the air, feel the energy of cultures that have existed long before me. The Temple of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the pyramids of Cairo, Machu Picchu in Peru and the Amazon rain forest are just a few places I’ve traveled that have left me in awe of my surroundings and inspired my creativity. Read more>>

Stacy Schanks | Founder

I am inspired by creating joy around me. I really love putting a smile on people’s faces. I remember all the times in my life that I felt defeated. let down, or sad and the times when random strangers where genuinely kind to me it would create a shift in me. Those moments have molded me to reciprocate it back to all the kind and loving people in the crystal community, I love reciprocating that kindness back through customer support and crystal live shows! Read more>>