Thursday, September 24, 2015

Autumn Light

I end many of my days with a long walk along an arroyo path. When the season changes to autumn here the first thing I notice while walking is the softening light and shortening of the days. These words from Pablo Neruda seem just right for this time of year~

We need to sit on the rim
of the the well of darkness
and fish for fallen light
with patience.

~Pablo Neruda, from The Sea and the Bells

Saturday, September 19, 2015

One Night in the Desert

Agave Woman
carved wood and mixed media sculpture

Desert Heart Series
carved wood and mixed media sculpture

Ghost and Angel
carved wood and mixed media sculpture

Night Blooming Woman
carved wood and mixed media sculpture
carved wood and mixed media sculpture

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ghosts and Angels

I'm introducing a new series of prints in my online shop. The series is called "Ghosts and Angels".  The prints are  a selection of images created from some of my favorite carved wood, mixed media pieces. The images are 7" x 7.6" on an 8" x 10" acid free, polar luster paper. They come with a museum board backing in a clear acid free sleeve. Each print is signed and dated and suitable for framing.

Angel of Transmigration

Mermaid Angel

Secret Garden Talisman

Monday, September 29, 2014

Medicine Box

Medicine Box #1

Part of a new series of works called "Old Medicine" The series is inspired by ancient healing practices, unseen forces and the mysteries of nature.The hand and leaves are carved from found aspen. The box an antique wood crate. Inside the box is an ammonite fossil and 3 vintage glass vials containing illustrations of plants.The piece is designed to mount on a wall. 

9" x 3" x 3"

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Summer Stag

Summer Stag

This piece is carved from aspen wood collected in the mountains. It is painted with acrylic and metal leaf. The antlers are found manzanita with tiny carved and painted leaves attached. The antlers are removed for shipping.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Year of the Horse

Year of the Horse

In Chinese astrology this year marks the year of the horse. This piece is inspired by the qualities of free spirit and boldness that the horse represents in Chinese folklore. It's carved from fallen aspen branches. The base is made with a mosaic if vintage reclaimed crate woods and yard sticks. The hat is made with bit of reclaimed furniture wood and topped with an antique glass knob. The hat is adorned with leaves that I carved and painted. There's also a bit of antique tin nailed to the hat and figure. The piece is painted with acrylic and metal leaf and finished with wax. It comes apart in sections for easy shipping.

Size: 54"x 12" x 9.5"

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Night Sky Angel

Because I live in a hot desert I've come to appreciate the long summer nights. I love sitting outdoors in the evening watching the night sky. This time of year is perfect for star gazing and watching monsoon lightening criss cross the sky.

Night Sky Angel