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Born a child of two artists, Lyra Star Mist Jubb has worked in many different mediums throughout her life. At an early age she began painting with her fingers and made butterfly paintings. She began writing poetry at age seven and one of her first poems, published in the United Nations Children's Poetry Competition conducted in California in 1984, was 'Speak It Out'. She continued competing in art and poetry contests in middle school. At the age of 14 she won first place for a mixed media piece consisting of planets and creation in Seattle, WA.
During high school, Lyra continued exploring all forms of art, branching into ceramics and architecture during the last two years. Throwing clay did not come easily to her then and she decided to pursue the field of architecture at Pratt Institute of Art and Architecture during the next few years in college.
In 1998 Lyra stumbled onto the art of bread making. She spent several years as an artisan bread baker, co-owning and operating The Grateful Bread Company on Maui, HI. After suffering injury in a near fatal car accident the businesses folded and Lyra spent several years in recovery.
Three children and many years later, Lyra began re-investing herself into her artistic roots, picking up skills of jewel crafting, two dimensional drawing, painting; even large murals, and re-learning the art of hand building and throwing clay at The College of the Redwoods. She also began reciting her poetry at the Grind at the college.
She continues to explore new and diverse media, expressing her unique artistic style, utilizing nature in art.
What is shown in the galleries here is a result of her discoveries and a means to her salvation and self-expression.
We hope that you enjoy her art as much as she enjoys making it.