Metis Atash is as dynamic as the pieces that she meticulously sketches, sculpts, and brings to life. Born and raised in Munich, Metis Atash is German by nationality, but truly a citizen of the world. Her vast global travels led her to the Indonesian Island of Bali, where the lifestyle, culture, and philosophies quickly resonated with her, and eventually became the trajectory for her artistic style and her purpose as an artist. Bali is a place where love is the only energy to be found, and the location has appropriately become the source of inspiration for her artwork.
Sculpted in fiberglass, covered with acrylic paint, and meticulously bathed by hand in upwards of 20,000 Swarovski crystals, this collection embodies the artist’s life journey, and her associations to Daoism. All her pieces are subject to a multi-step process of clay modeling, molding, sculpting, sanding, and lacquering. Atash sculpts in fiberglass, covers her creations with acrylic paint, and meticulously bathes each piece by hand in upwards of 20,000 Swarovski crystals. Her creations are subject to a multi-step process of clay modeling, molding, sculpting, sanding and lacquering. The objects of her work are based on the spiritual being and her sculptures are inspired by the ancient teachings of the Daoism. The word Dao translates as “path” or “way of life”. Daoist propriety and ethics focus on nature, the relationship between humanity and the cosmos, health and longevity, as well as action through inaction, which is thought to produce harmony with the universe. Atash’s artworks aim to be perceived as the mirror of our eternal souls. They showcase the duality in life and the merging of our inner beings with our physical beings.
Atash’s entrepreneurial spirit has lead to the rise of her work around the globe. Her artwork has been exhibited in select galleries throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, and has been featured in important international magazine publications such as Vogue, Elle Decor, Architectural Digest, and Haute Living. Atash’s intention is to create artworks that breathe and exhale uniqueness and individuality. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and awards the living space with an aura of captivating experience.