Ophelia Mikkelson for Carpenter’s Daughter


Instinctual and romantic are two words I would use to describe New Zealand artist Ophelia Mikkelson. She is always bare feet and with salty hair, something is usually happening in her kitchen, and she bursts with excitement upon telling you her latest discovery. After a day with Ophelia, I feel positive and my senses are heightened — an affect I believe is also prevalent in her own work. Whether it is sock-making, painting, taking photographs or writing, Ophelia approaches each of her creative outlets with supreme tactility, warmth and curiosity.