I am Esther Femmigje , I design unique stained glass and glass art objects. I also write poetry, paint and love taking pictures. I graduated on glass art and I followed my heart and started a glass art studio. I had a glass studio for several years in the Netherlands then, in 2019, I emigrated to France. Together with my husband we moved to a lovely village called Val-de-Virieu, in the province of Isere. There, I felt new inspiration and a sense of belonging, a place to call home.
I have learned on younger age that life is precious and that walking on this earth is not random, or something that you can take for granted. At the age of 5 years old I experienced a terrible traffic accident in which I almost lost my life. A miraculous thing happened: I survived and came back to consciousness, with a significant scar on my left cheek, only some bruises here and there, and an experience that goes beyond this world, I had a near death experience, an amazing lighted journey on the other side.
I have learned something very important there, and that is purpose. It also brought me further into spirituality and closer to God. In the summer of 2011, I walked the pilgrimage route to "Santiago de Compostella". It was the beginning of a transformational journey, and it brought me so much new inspiration and insights towards life that it greatly influenced my work.
My calling in my life and in art is:
" I would like to inspire you and make you aware of the beauty of life and of yourself. "
I remember an intensive moment during my pelgrimage route to Santiago de Compostella, the road was long and harsh and lonely, My water run out and the heat was unbearable. I started crying and fell down to the earth, I stayed there for a while feeling scared and helpless. I could have stayed there forever and waiting for someone to pass by and help me to get up. Instead I stood up, took my heavy bag and kept going. It took me another couple of hours before reaching my destination, It is a small challenge compare to other ones I had during my life. Though it always reminds me that change starts within, within a broken, doubting, scared, fearful <-> healing, confident, overcoming, daring heart♥
My work can be described as freedom; intuitive art inspired by stories, emotions and symbolized in colors, figures, and lines. My art is very vibrant, detailed, and has a life on his own. There is always a message, a reason hidden in my art, I will always do my best to create something that has the power to touch and enlighten your soul, to celebrate you.
The art forms I use are:
· glass art stained glass, fusing, engraving, painting
· painting aquarel
· photography landscape, potrait
· wood painting, engraving
Most of the time I try to combine many art forms into one art product, to give and create a unique experience.To give an idea: the' Light within' and the I wish collection are a combination of many forms .
If you have any questions or want to know more about my art and my experience,
don't hesitate to write me.
I would love to hear from you,