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Our spring and autumn equinox is when the sun’s path crosses an imaginary line in the sky that we call the equator. The length of day and night is nearly equal but not quite, because the sun’s rays are bent (refracted); thus one can be lit up before the sun actually rises. When the length of the day and night are truly equal, it is called equilux. This actually happens a few days before the spring equinox and a few days after the autumn equinox, and the day of equilux differs, depending on where one is located in the world.

Maria operates as an independent artist from the Equilux studio in Eagle River, Alaska. Her work often goes beyond two dimensions, is free from the confines of any frame, and includes movement through careful design and assembly. Favorite medium is wood, painted in gouache and oil paints and subjects nearly all come directly from nature.
She has lived in Alaska since 2001 and draws inspiration from traveling with her daughter, and the beautiful scenery and wildlife around her home in the mountains where she lives with her husband and two cats.