Leni Erickson

Primary Medium: Jewelry
Other Mediums: None

Leni loves the pivot places between things like sunrise and sunset, the tangible and intangible, the place where reality shifts. What is going on beyond the visible that interacts with us? For her, a subtle, powerful consciousness is moving there, and she loves to participate with it. Years ago, Leni designed high end jewelry sold mostly in art galleries. The process of creating something beautiful with color, light, materials, was magical. Now after decades exploring quantum physics and ageless wisdom traditions, she wanted to take her exploration of jewelry beyond what she knew. Leni explored prayer beads and medicine beads. Like nature, each of these evoke participation beyond the physical. They invite us to connect to a deeper, aware presence. What is that power? How are medicine beads different than jewelry? How are these type of beads like nature? Why are they powerful to the experiencer? What makes this happen? This is her exploration with the beads. When she visited the island of Pemba, in west Africa, Leni was told that the door is the most important part of a home. It is a sacred portal connecting outer and inner worlds. With these beads she wants them to be like that: a sacred portal to something deep within or around you.
May you touch and be touched by these pieces, and make them yours.

Studio Number: 171
Phone: (612) 374-4171
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Open First Thursdays? Yes
Open for Art Attack? Yes
Open for Art-A-Whirl? Yes
Hours: Tres Leches Gallery Friday: Noon-4, Saturday: Noon-4pm, and by appointment.
Leni Erickson photo