Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Lost and Found Angels

Lost and Found Angel with Crown of Copper Vines


















These angels are part of an ongoing series inspired by the carved wooden figures that reside in an old Spanish mission in my hometown of Tucson. The church is nick named the White Dove of the Desert. I've visited there since childhood. In the church there are frescoes of angels painted on the ceilings. Carved angels and saints are suspended form the walls. Much of the artwork has been damaged over time and although beautiful restorations have been done its still a bit weathered inside. I've always found this particular church to be a place of mystery and sanctuary. Whenever I visit I leave with a renewed sense of hope.

All of the pieces in the series are made from carved fallen aspen wood, found, re-purposed and reclaimed materials. The aspen wood was gathered in the mountains of northern Arizona and New Mexico. The wings are made from antique ceiling tin.

Lost and Found Angel with Crown of Purple Vines

3 comments:

NuminosityBeads said...

Just beautiful! Thanks for explaining your materials.
The piece certainly does have a Tucson soul.
xo Kim

Lori said...

I love the detail in the painting and the little bend in the leg so sweet.

Elizabeth Frank said...

Thank you for looking! and the nice comments!!