Sunday, January 25, 2009
We have a small fish pond in our garden and while enjoying the tranquillity it brings to us my observations of the activities of the fish that live there inspired this piece. SOME ARE QUITE COY was part a show at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Gallery titled BOXES. It has moveable parts thus making it an interactive piece creating the ability for the viewer to reveal the coy koi, as you will see in the image below. When the heavy wires at the sides of the box are pushed inward the hidden coy come out from behind the lily pads. The opposite result occurs when the wires are pulled outward sending the koi back into their hiding mode.
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Sunday, January 11, 2009
DECORATED DOE is an older piece that I often come back to just to feel the essence of doe. They are so graceful and I always feel blessed and graced with a special visit when one tiptoes through our property. I once had a dream many years ago of walking on the soft, needle covered shore of a quiet, wooded lake where I encountered a doe. She approached me, both of us without fear. She came closer and I gently wrapped my arms around her neck, her warm body against mine with her head resting over my shoulder as if in an embrace. Her spirit felt so gentle and then it was as though we dissolved into each other's energy becoming one. It was most magical and has stayed with me ever since. I will never understand how anyone could take aim and bring one down. It is that angst and my love of wild things in nature inspires my work. Thanks for checking in.
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Sunday, January 4, 2009
The transition from 2008 to 2009 has been a cold and snowy one in our part of the world that began in mid December. I think about all the critters out in the wild that seek shelter, food and water during these times. This piece, WINTER'S CHILL, depicts the challenge of snow covered prairies and mountains for coyote. And what we all face during the colder months. The snow has been a way to slow us down with it's ice under foot and tire, but oh so beautiful in it's quiet presence. Happy New Year to you wherever you are. We have lots to look forward to with hope and gratitude in our hearts.
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