Mother Nature on the Run - Graphite on Art Board
Esther received a BS in Biology from the University of California at Irvine, with credit earned at the American University of Beirut, in Lebanon. After graduation, she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Colombia, then later earned an MFA in Bio-Medical Illustration at California State University at Long Beach. Throughout her engagement in various occupations, art remained central. She was awarded an Artist-in-Residency at Pratt Fine Arts Center and at the James and Janie Washington Foundation, where she focused on broadening her artistic skills and knowledge.
Now having eschewed all but arts-related occupations she enjoys creating works in a variety of new and recycled media. All of her pieces are one-of-a-kind and completely hand-crafted. Two such works were juried into the 2017 Beijing International Jewelry Exhibition and shown in Vilnius and Palanga, Lithuania and later in Legnica and Gdansk, Poland. She is currently finishing final installations of 18 3D pieces for the Liberty Bank Building which opened on 24th Avenue and Union Street earlier this year.