"My collection embodies everything that I revere as a human being and an artist. The series of painted Buddha sculptures bathed in Swarovski Crystals, and every part of who I am is about love, intuition, empathy, and authenticity.
What holds my interest is the question of Being, Self, Soul, and why we are here. What is our journey and how can we make us and the world around us better? How can we advance ourselves to a life oftruth, goodness, and love. It has been my greatest gift to discover this quest through spiritual practice and through this, to understand that we live in two different worlds simultaneously: the physical and the spiritual. We are so familiar with and focused on acting in the physical world that any other kind of action is hard to fathom. Because of our preoccupation with physical activity in which we appear to cause effects in people and events around us, we overlook the vital necessity to comprehend how and why we must perform actions in the spiritual world. But in hundred years from now it will be vitally important not only what we accomplished in our earthly existence, but also what we did in the spiritual realm. My challenge has always been (and still is at times) how to marry these worlds without the feeling of guilt and selfishness? But I have learned that as long as I allow myself to stay true to myself by accepting and loving what is, these two worlds could never be a contradiction but a union. And so are my pieces. A fusion of worldly pleasures and spiritual insights."
- Metis Atash
2014: Epic Hotel Lobby Installation Downtown Miami, Nov - Dec 2014
2014: ART BASEL: Avant Gallery, Dec. 2014
2014: EPIC Hotel Lobby Installation Downtown Miami, Jun - Oct. 2014
2013: ART BASEL: ART Miami, Dec. 2013
2013: Avant Gallery Miami Beach and Brickell/Miami, Dec. 2013
2013: Paramount Bay Condominium, Dec. 2013
2013: La Galeria, Berlin, Aug. 2013
2013: ART Palm Beach, Feb. 2013
2012: Avant Gallery Miami Beach, Dec. 2012
2013: ART Palm Beach, Feb. 2012
2011: ART BASEL: Scope Miami, Dec. 2011
2011: Avant Gallery Miami Beach, Dec. 2011
2011: Bal Harbour, Miami Beach: Public Installation, Aug. 2011
2010: ART BASEL: Scope Miami, Dec. 2010
2010: Casa ESVEDRA, Miami Beach, August 2010
2009: Buena Vista Building, Design District Miami, Jan. - Dec 2010
"OM" Battega Venetta, resin/iron cast, acrylic paint, 5,000 Swarovski crystals per hand, 10.5 x 17.5 x 9 in.
"OM" Missoni, resin/iron cast, acrylic paint, 5,000 Swarovski crystals per hand, 26 x 6 x 9.5 in.