A special exhibit within the Caribbean Queen store is now dedicated to recycling artist Carina Molina. The recently opened store at the Palm Beach Plaza Mall, has on display Carina’s first complete collection of handbags, belts and jewelry. The pieces attract much attention as they all share an understated black beginning, and a trendy wearable end-product, stacked with creative add-ons.
Carina’s collection will be in place until the end of January, as a different local artist will be featured in the store in February.
Jodi Tobman, Managing Director of the Salamander Group reports that a genuine local Caribbean Queen will be honored each month. That Caribbean Queen, a local artisan who lives and creates here, will be invited to exhibit her art at the store. Carina was the first-ever Caribbean Queen, and she introduced Upcycled Design, bags, belts and jewelry made from discarded rubber inner-tubes.
Carina was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and has been living and working on Aruba since the Millennium. An enthusiastic innovator, her creative fires flared into an environmentally-conscious mindset when she conceived her new line, where she give a second lease on life to inner tubes of discarded cars’ tires, by recycling them into accessories. With this shift, Carina wants to show that responsibility, fun and trendiness can come together
Carina acquired her first artistic skills at the age of 5 under the tutelage of her mother. Since that time, she has continuously explored her passion for art exploring a variety of mediums. She created jewelry designs with semi precious stones, sculptures in papier-mâché, colorful wooden mirrors and layered different mixed techniques on canvas, just to name a few. Happily married to Fernando, with whom she raises a gorgeous daughter, Carina is committed to the continued exploration of all aspects of her colorful personality which so far included being a Mom, a Wife, a Friend, an Artist-Designer, a Psychologist, a Sales Executive and an Entrepreneur. One thing is clear with Carina: she is blessed by numerous talents and she enjoys expressive herself through all of them.
Visit Caribbean Queen at the Palm Beach Plaza Mall and get acquainted with Carina’s work.