ancient and contemporary

My work with drums, sound and visual art explore cosmology, space and aesthetic languages; as well as reflection on relation and  relationships to all forms of life

background & approach

I am a visual artist, drum maker, curator and creative director. I hold a M.A. in Fashion/Costume Design and Industrial Design. My work centers around the alchemy of the creative journey, bridging ancient craft and tradition with contemporary design and discourse.

I was born and raised in Berlin in a German-American family; in my early twenties I started to learn and apprentice with different artists, teachers and healers from various indigenous cultural backgrounds. My work is shaped by the art of dreaming and vision, love for creating authentic beauty and curating spaces of collaboration.

‚I am so so happy with my drum – it is so beautiful, the energy is incredible and I completely fell in love with it. Milena was just amazing, suggesting things that I might like to customize my drum. Thank you so much!‘

Jennifer I Spain

'beautifully birthed medicine, thank you, milena.'

Tim I England