Thursday, September 29, 2011

Traveling Angels

Tin Can Angel
While you were dreaming... an angel might have flown over.  She was circling the planet. Observing all of the people, the animals, the varied landscapes. Ocean to mountain to desert.  Angels like to travel. This one even has her own map.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Earth and Man

Earth and Man 

The Earth

Once in his life a man ought to concentrate his mind upon
the remembered earth, I believe. He ought to give himself up
to a particular landscape in his experience, to look at it from
as many angles as he can, to wonder about it, to dwell upon
He ought to imagine that he touches it with his hands at
every season and listens to the sounds that are made upon
it. He ought to imagine the creatures there and all the faintest
motions of the wind. He ought to recollect the glare of noon and
all the colors of the dawn and dusk.
For we are held by more than the force of gravity to the earth.
It is the entity from which we are sprung, and that into which
we are dissolved in time. The blood of the whole human race
is invested in it. We are moored there, rooted as surely, as
deeply as are the ancient redwoods and bristlecones.

Navarre Scott Momaday

Earth and Man 22"x6.5"x7"           

This figure is carved from fallen aspen wood that I collected in the mountains of Arizona and New Mexico.. The base is made with a mosaic of vintage wood. The figure's tattoos and the earth are  painted with acrylic. The entire piece is finished with wax.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Hello Harvest Moon

Bird Boy and the Harvest Moon

"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns." ~ George Eliot