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 Ocean Ulantia Willson

CV


 Work History

2004 – 2019 Custom installations and decor using mixed media, woven natural

fibres, leather and gem stones.

2002 – 2019 Custom Costumes and Accessories. Hand bags, belts, chaps, holsters,

Leather cutwork and silver set gemstones.

2013 – 2019 Custom Marine Canvas. Boat tops, dodgers, sail covers, sail bags etc.

Canvas, clear vinyl windows.

1998 – 2002 Custom Wedding Dresses, Cotton, flax and hemp.

Events

Wearable art show Gibsons 2018

Art show Blondous Iceland 2017

Stage installations/decor shambhala music festival (living room stage) 2004-2010

Wearable art performance shambhala music festival 2006-2009

Art competition won at the maitreya festival in Australia 2009

Stage installation/decor bassnectar event at the commadore ballroom 2007

Courses and skills learned

2002 Introductory serger course

2002 Industrial and domestic sewing machine maintenance and repair

2003 Leather knots and braid workshop

2005 Introductory pattern making

2008 Flax basket weaving NZ

2010 hand embroidery

2017 introduction to weaving

2017 Icelandic weaving techniques

2017 artist residency in Iceland

2017 indigo dye workshop

2018 Cedar basket weaving

2018 Maiwa natural print and paint

2018 Maiwa/Tim Whitten marlinspike workshop

I am a Canadian artist currently based on the Sunshine Coast B.C.

I have been sewing and creating a wide

range of things for the past 20 years. From intricately detailed wearable art to custom

marine canvas.

Anywhere my skills and interests take me. I use many different materials, some of my

favorites are natural fibres such as hemp, linen, silk, wool and leather i also love

gemstones and metals. I'm always looking for new inspiration, materials, and ideas to

create interesting works of art.

I grew up all down the west coast of Canada and the US reaching as far down as San

Diego. Also having my time in the east i lived in the bay of Fundy NS, Toronto, long

island and Brooklyn NY. I am now located in a small sea side town on the west coast of

Canada. I see the waves come rolling in every day from where i live and dream of far off

lands and all the beauty of the world. i am continually inspired by the sea and some

times i even get the honor of seeing whales and pods of dolphins..my studio is filled

with all the treasure ive found along my travels of the world.The name Ulantia is made

up of 2 things. Ula is for the gem of the sea and Atlantis for the lost city put together

makes Ulantia...

I know a bank whereon the wild thyme blows,
where ox lips and nodding violet grows;
quite over-canopied with lush woodbine,
with sweet musk roses, and with eglantine.
there sleeps titania, sometime of the night,
lulled in these flowers with dances and delight,
and there the snake throws her enamell’d skin,
weed wide enough to wrap a fairy in.
(william shakespeare, A midsummer nights dream)