ZanaWoodArtZ in Montana (August 2021 - July 2022)


I am so excited that I have the possibility to be in Montana for a year! Here you will find everything that is going on with ZanaWoodArtZ while I am on my sabbatical. Photos of my art inspired by Montana's incredible beauty, photos of my trips & lyrics.

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 December 2021

Thank you for all the support in 2021!







We will see us again in the new year with fresh ideas


November 2021

Great news! My earrings are now available at the store Upcycled in Missoula!


Upcycled, 517 S Higgins Ave, Missoula, Montana


All items in this store are made of at least 50% upcycled materials. Every single artisan in this store cares about the environment and sees beauty where others only see waste! Love it!

"Abstract Wood Photography"

"Statement Art"

"We, the Future" (#2)


And even more great news!
My shows in Helena and Missoula are coming up soon and I am working on getting some more art done! Besides jewelry, my booth will also be filled with different styles of wood art. Most of what you see here is still WIP ... but we want to keep it interesting, right?!



Selected pieces of my digital art "Abstract Wood Photography" - weathered wood transformed into landscapes.

Selected pieces of my "Statement Art" will be available as prints. The originals are sold or stayed back in Maryland. I had not planned to bring them, but it is very obvious that many people of the Missoula (and Helena?) community think like me. Maybe some of you would like to support local artists and would like to make a statement at the same time?
The number of prints (all 8 x 10, including a 11 x 14 matting) is very limited, but postcards will also be available.

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"Follow the Grain" Wood Art

All my "Follow the Grain" ink & wood art are inspired by Montana's beauty. For those pieces I don't use wood only as a medium, but its structure (grain, knots & color variations) as a base to create those landscapes.

Some of those pieces are made of upcycled wood.


"Veneer Art"

Years ago a woodworker friend gave me his veneer that he wouldn't use anymore. I never found the time to use it. Finally I do.  Those little artworks are inspired by Montana's beautiful scenery and/or express individual statements.


Want to learn more about those categories?

"Sustainable Driftwood Art"

Driftwood Art is one of favorite categories. All driftwood is collected in Montana and a few Washington State. The wall art are also inspired by the woods, rivers, grasslands and mountains of Montana. Some pieces will be combined with sea glass (collected in my Maryland) or gold, copper or silver leaf. Since most of my materials are upcycled, this is really sustainable art!


October 2021

October & December Shows 2021

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Bozeman MADE fair
Bozeman, October 31
Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
11 am to 5 pm // VIP 10 am to 11 am


Helena Holiday MADE fair
Helena, December 4 & 5
Lewis & Clark Fairgrounds
Sat 10am-5pm // Sun 10am-4pm


Missoula Holiday MADE fair
Missoula, December 12
Adams Center, University of MT
Sat 10am-5pm // Sun 10am-4pm


  - handmade in Montana!


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Here are a few examples of my jewelry that I brought to the show "Bozeman MADE fair", Since it was my first show, my focus was on jewelry. In Helena & Missoula I will also bring prints of my statement art and abstract wood photography as well as 2D driftwood art. I am looking forward to seeing you there!


  August 2021


We spend a weekend in Glacier National Park. This is one of the most beautiful parks I have ever been. On our Saturday hike we had our first close grizzly encounters. In total we saw eight bears that day, four on our hike. On Sunday we got to hang out with mountain goats. Mountain goats are most amazing creatures!

  July/August 2021

My husband and I are some of the lucky ones who did a cross-country trip through the US before we settled into our new home in Missoula.  The diversity and beauty of this continent was often just breathtaking. And for me it was a constant reminder that we humans are just a small part in the complexity of nature. It is on us to preserve this beauty for future generations and to live as sustainable as possible.
I wrote this poem when we reached the west coast in Washington.

The Journey

From the peaceful waters of the Chesapeake

we follow the path from East to West

to live a true heartbeat

of this land’s eternity.

We pass through softly rolling hills

and endless farm- and grassland

with their simple complexity

to reach the desert’s bizarre formations.

We breathe the air of

pine forests and lush meadows,

filled with mushrooms and wildflowers,

sparkling in all colors.

We touch the sky

on a rough, tundra-like mountain

high above the turquoise-white glacier

embedded in the moraine’s gray scree.


We cross crystal-clear streams

to feel completely humbled

below one thousand years old trees

in an overgrown, moss-covered rain forest.

We sense the pearling-fresh humidity

of misty fog on our skin,

vanished by the sun’s warm touch

at a mystic mountain lake.

And finally,

we end our journey on a beach

with white-weathered wood

and the wild roaring sea.

In the state, where the mountains are calling.

August '21