Just as you’ll find Sonya’s hook bracelets on the wrists of most everyone with strong ties to St. Croix, so too will you find colorful works of art from Mitchell Larsen Studio adorning most every Crucian home. These distinctive glass art pieces encompass a wide variety of shapes, bright colors and sizes. Some of it is purely ornamental, like the Christmas ornaments she’s been commissioned to produce for The White House in recent years, or Mocko Jumbies like the one I have hanging in my house. Her plates, trays and clocks, on the other hand, are quite durable and functional in an everyday sense. One thing that all Jan’s pieces have in common, though, is their innate embodiment of St. Croix. Hibiscus flowers, sea turtles, sugar mills, lizards, coconut palms, fish, birds, fruits and tropical insects – all say St. Croix to everyone who loves the island, and all abound in Jan’s art.