Teton National Park
Teton National Park
A Collaborative Sculpture with Artist Kyle Cunniff
A framed stained glass landscape.
Kasia working on a Matryoshka Doll
Johona-Mai, Navajo for Sunny Bright Flower was named to honor the Navajo Nation who’s ancestral land we inhabit. She was created in Alamosa, Colorado – the land of ‘Cool Sunshine’. To reflect our region, we incorporated Southwestern colors, focusing on the bright blue of our big, clear sky and the warm yellow of the ever ...
During a week long trip to Yellowstone National Park, I spent time hiking, observing and feeling the magic of the park. I explored the canyon rim above the Yellowstone River and looked down at the rushing water in the distance. I hiked through the rolling hills, watching the white water flowing through and shaping the landscape around me. The canyon ...
“Her growing landscape series really highlights all there is to love about America’s vast landscapes. I especially love how she uses such vibrantly colored stained glass for the sky and trees.”– My Modern Met
“She chooses one or a handful of photographs that truly capture what she loves about an area, sketches a composite for many days, letting her creativity and spontaneity flow, and then eventually brings that final sketch to life with stained glass.”– Mountain Living Magazine
“It is Polkowska’s love for the outdoors that drives her to create her landscapes … She takes in the colors, the flora and fauna, the unique geological formations and the light of each new place — capturing it all in photographs to use as reference to come up with the image that summarizes her impression of that particular place.”– MarthaStewart.com
I am a Polish born artist (b. 1983 Warsaw, Poland). I graduated from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York in 2006 with a BFA in Painting. Currently I am living and working in Alamosa, Colorado where I am a full time artist.
I live in Colorado where I have ample opportunity to explore and absorb the beauty of the great outdoors. I hike, backpack and road trip here in the Rocky Mountains and beyond. I enjoy snapping photos while exploring – its a way for me to take a little piece from each place I love.
Once I’m back in the studio, some of my photos are reborn into glass impressions of the landscapes I explored on foot, where I was absorbed in the magic of mother nature and took away something special that I feel is worth sharing with my audience.
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