About the Artist

Photo by @mellorama

Moni* J. Sears (she/they) has lived in the Pacific Northwest since 1999, but started life in the Pacific Island country of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Following a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and several years involvement with film and theatre arts, Moni started a mask-making company Goblin Art (1995-2015), to sell original work at markets and galleries in Oregon, Washington and Louisiana, and create custom pieces for film, television and other media in the US and Canada.

Moni became interested in earth-based arts and nature education in 2011, and in 2019 decided to combine both mask-making and nature skills into Wildland Roots.


*Moni is pronounced as MON-ee / Maunee.