Scarlett Kanistanaux

Scarlett Kanistanaux is a ceramic and bronze sculptor residing and working from her studio in Erie, Colorado.

Scarlett knew she had found her calling after several experiences of seeing people moved to tears in the presence of her simple yet powerful portraits of young monks and nuns inspired by the Buddhist traditions.

“I am amazed that the monastic simplicity of an ancient culture could show up in the twenty first century, with all of its rich symbolism intact. The monks and nuns of today, adorned with the same shaved heads and modestly draped robes as their ancestors, are an enduring reminder to humanity that the practice of loving kindness, forgiveness, and compassion are as essential today as they have always been. My hope is that the portraits I sculpt would cause all of us to pause and reflect upon our own sense of soulfulness. Perhaps these quiet beings can serve to mirror our own potential for inner calm, joy and peace.”