One of my favorite visits during Maui Open Studios was with Mystique, a montage artist in Maui Meadows.
Mystique creates alluring composites of images inspired by her travels. Her work is filled with energy yet has a calming effect as the iconic faces, spiritual symbols, natural beauty and art blend seamlessly together in a mystical way.
She creates with a pair of vintage scissors that has been in her family for decades. The intricate cuts give each montage an impression of texture and movement.
The art of Mystique is available in giclée or limited edition prints. You can view more of her work on her Facebook page, Kismet Editions. Kismet Editions is the official page for Mystique’s work and the art of watercolorist Patrick Sart.
Maui Open Studios is an island-wide event that takes place each February. Over ninety Maui artists and artisans opened their workspace and homes for self-guided tours throughout the month.