about the artist


warm photo of Kristen Mimms Scavnicky

Hi, I'm Kris... 

I am the artist behind all art and design work at Cocoa Bijou; each product begins with a hand drawing from me.

My artwork is inspired by my spiritual connection to my Nigerian ancestors. Every bit of my artistic expression represents love and light.

You've probably noticed that the tick marks and varying lengths of lines are abundant in my designs... these are an adaptation of Ichi, which is a scarification of the skin signifying the nobility of a person in Nigerian Igbo society. In fact, the individual Ichi lines are symbolic of sun rays!

Thanks for visiting and supporting my creative space! 


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