A sustainability endeavor in art-making, mindfulness, and co-creation

Welcome to Te De Sura Studio

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The concept of Te De Sura is derived from the spanish words “tesoro” (treasure) and “basura” (trash). Treasure from trash.

I have loved disassembling and reassembling items since I was 7 or 8 years old, giving new form to what some might call junk. About 15 years ago, I began applying the same concept to clutter of the mind through meditation, mindfulness, and in co-creation activities with others. In our avid consumption of objects, experiences, and thoughts, we struggle to manage our literal and metaphorical clutter sustainably. The concept of Te de Sura is my answer to that, and I feel so strongly about it that I've built this design endeavor around it. 


Te de Sura means treasure from trash, whether referencing the literal creation of beautiful objects from discarded items (upcycled art), becoming aware of jumbled thoughts cluttering the mind (mindfulness), or coordinating and connecting with others to create art or meaningful experiences (co-creation). 


Each item made under Te De Sura Studio is created in Trinidad, Colorado, and has had one or more lifetimes before becoming upcycled art. Based on the Te de Sura concept, I also offer mindfulness resources and meditation, and facilitate co-creation projects focused on sustainability, upcycling, and mindful connection with others. Want to learn more? Contact me, browse the blog, or check out the current upcycled art collection. I'll look forward to connecting with you soon. 

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