What’s in the name

My first name Maja is pronounced mah-ya, which sounds like “fire” in British English.  It also means “the veil of illusion” in Hinduism, which is reassuring since instability of meaning and fluidity of identity have been major themes in my life and my creative expression.

My surname Obucina is pronounced o-boo-tchi-na which comes from Serbian words for shoes, footwear and cobbler. Quite fitting too for someone who loves walking.