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JAHIER STUDIO is a collection of work created by Chloé N. Yoshimi Selarque (she/her).
Raised on O'ahu, I grew up on the border of Honolulu's concrete hum and the lush forests of the Ko'olau Mountains. Rooted here, I have been given a deep sense of love and appreciation for wild places, the many species calling them home and the delicate balance of an ecosystem's health.
While attending art school, a teacher of mine asked a roomful of students: "is nature apart from us or a part of us?" I wholeheartedly believe that my humanity is inseparable from nature and since then, embarked on a path celebrating the natural world and our place within it. Being bonded to nature creates a profound sense of responsibility. My work aims to celebrate landscapes, flora and fauna that have formed these connections within my life and yours.
Life can get so busy that we lose sight of the magic all around us. I believe in slowing down enough to appreciate it. Here are JAHIER STUDIO, we cherish intentionality, nuance and impermanence. This art is made for moments of daily reflection: to soothe your heart, to bolster your spirit, to ground you or to bring a smile to your face.
Whether you find yourself at home within Hawai'i Nei or live elsewhere on this beautiful Earth, I hope these charms help to keep you feeling rooted to the land we love and must continue to care for.
Just as each item is drawn and designed by Chloé, each order is hand packaged by her with care. Effort is made to limit the use of plastic where possible and to use recyclable, biodegradable materials in the shipping process. The pin backing cards and business cards are made of 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper.
A portion of our sales are donated to locally run non-profits to support the wellness and security of the environment, as well as giving back to other efforts we value. For more info, please visit our 'giving back' page.
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Chloé graduated with her BFA from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design (ECUAD) in Vancouver, Canada in 2015 and acknowledges the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations on which the school was located. As well, acknowledges the illegal occupation of Hawaiian lands by the United States, which illegally overthrew the Hawaiian Kingdom on January 16, 1893 .
Jahier Studio was founded in 2016 with a focus on embroidered "portals" illustrating landscapes. Jahier Studio has since grown into a little shop of various goods celebrating Hawai‘i’s biodiversity and beloved places.