Maria grew up around the 5th generation master joinery craft of her father from Denmark. Her metalwork carries elements of Scandinavian design and romantic history handed down from the stories and experiences of her European and French Canadian parents. She is currently studying the craft and mythology of the Vikings. Along with this influence, she couples it with her long time love for the undulating lines of nature and fantasy indicative of the Art Nouveau aesthetic . Each piece is entirely hand woven, hand forged, fabricated and embellished with some carrying real butterfly wings carefully set underneath a magnifying crystal to better appreciate nature’s remarkable beauty for generations.