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



Sunday, June 22, 2014

Circus Circus

This morning I escaped to the circus. Well, in pictures anyway. I love the way circuses and carnivals transport me to another world. They are part theater and part murky, magic, other worldly stuff. Both innocent and disturbing. Here's some captivating circus themed imagery that I discovered today~


Carnival BigTop-Hey Harriet Photography






















Carnival Clown-Hey Harriet Photography
























Acrobats











Circus Performer by Andrew Shaylor

Sideshow banner by Fred Johnson

















Friday, June 13, 2014

After the Storm

After the Storm





















This sculpture called "After the Storm" was made as part of a project called Peace by Piece  organized by Susan Lomuto aka The Daily Art Muse in response to her experiences with Hurricane Sandy.  After the hurricane Lomuto collected debris from the devastated beaches near her home in New York and sent it out to a group of artists. 

The bottom wooden section of this sculpture is made with pieces of the debris that I received.  I pegged and nailed them together then banded them across with antique tin to form a raft. The tree atop the raft is found lemon wood that I carved and shaped to accommodate the birds and leaves. I carved the birds and leaves from found aspen. The weathered debris in the raft section was coated with a layer of varnish to fix and preserve it. The sculpture is painted with acrylic. It sits on a metal stand and comes apart for shipping. 

A portion of the proceeds from this sale will go toward a charity that supports disaster relief. 

Debris sent to me from Hurricane Sandy