Sandrine Malary is a Haitian artist, designer, dancer, mother & lover of life! She is an artist who specializes in Haitian themes and the use of recycled materials. Her Oakland/Haiti-based, custom creative arts business, Alouba, is currently gaining recognition in the domain of up-cycling. Alouba creates everything from funky red carpets and lamps to original costuming, pinatas to up-cycled jewelry. Her goal is to create things of beauty from recycled, organic or natural materials. Alouba makes every effort to maintain harmony with the planet and educate others on different ways that can be done. Ms. Malary is also a dancer, having performed in the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, currently dancing with Rara Tou Limen and more. She is an educator, homeschooling children since 2005. Sandrine remains active in supporting her homeland’s forward progress through organizations like Ayiti Resurrect. The exploration of Vodou and Afro-centric themes dominates her artwork. Her pieces contain veve and lwa symbology. In her current body of work she explores texture through mixed-media layering while maintaining Haitian vodou culture as the focus. The intention of Sandrine’s creative process is to serve as a reminder of the beauty and majesty of her Haitian lineage by way of the mandala like veve.