Who is MAYAMORPHOSIS?  Hi! My name is Maya. I am an artist, printmaker and designer living in Canada. Nice to meet you! You can head over to the About page to learn more.

How can I get in touch with you? You can contact me by email at alettertomaya@gmail.com - I will do my best to get back to you as quickly as I can.

What kind of art do you make? Every piece I make starts with a drawing. The physical act of drawing is at the core of everything I create, and is an important part of not only my art practice but my life as a whole. Once a new drawing starts to take shape, I then decide whether the finished product will be a drawing, painting, mixed media work or an original print. I view the creative process as a wholistic ecosystem, categorizing my work by theme rather than by media. I make images - and I use the tools and techniques most fitting to the particular piece I am creating.

What is the difference between a handmade print and an art print? A handmade print is not a reproduction of an original artwork - it is in itself an original artwork. In traditional (analogue) printmaking, the artist creates a block - also known as a matrix - by hand, either by carving, etching or exposing their image onto a surface (wood, metal, linoleum, etc). They then apply ink to that surface and pull prints using a printing press, baren or good old-fashioned elbow grease. As each print is created by hand and no two are exactly alike, each print is in itself an original work of art. Typically, printmakers will create an edition - a total number of prints based on a given block and sign and number each print. An art print is a reproduction of an original artwork such as a painting. The original is scanned or photographed and prints are made using digital technology. These prints can be editioned or uneditioned.

What does "limited edition" mean? This is a tricky term since it used across various different industries to mean a variety of things. When it comes to fine art and printmaking, limited edition refers to the total number of prints made of a given image or artwork, whether it be an original print or a reproduction. The number in the bottom left corner indicates the number of prints in the edition, ensuring the authenticity and originality of the piece.

What is your shipping policy?   All orders are shipped via Canada Post Expedited Mail unless we notify you otherwise. Shipping prices & delivery times vary based on location and are calculated and applied at the time of checkout. You will receive an email notification once your order has shipped. I want you to be absolutely thrilled with your purchase and I take the utmost care to ensure your package reaches you in excellent condition in a timely fashion. After the order has shipped, it is out of my control and in the hands of postal professionals. In the unlikely event that your package arrives late or damaged, please let me know and we will work together to find a solution.

Do you accept Paypal or any other forms of payment? My website is powered by Squarespace and they currently do not offer any alternative methods of payment. If you would prefer to pay another way, simply send me an email at alettertomaya@gmail.com before placing your order to arrange an alternate payment method - be sure to include the shipping address and the piece(s) you would like to purchase.

Do you do collaborations and/or commission work? I love collaborating! If you have an idea for a project, get in touch by emailing me at alettertomaya@gmail.com - I'll do my best to get back to you as quickly as I can.

Do you do wholesale/consignment? Want to stock my products in your handmade shop/gallery? Send me an email at alettertomaya@gmail.com