CONNECTIONS

Connections
“Connections”  – Driftwood Collage

“Connections.”

Driftwood and Sea Bean Wall Collage.

With Sea Heart (Entada giga), small round Entada polystachia seeds, gray Nickernuts, wide banded Ox Eye (Mucuna), Mary’s bean, Guanacaste Tree seeds, Sea Purse (Dioclea reflexa), Poinciana seeds, one Sandbox Tree seed, and Terebra turritella sea shells.

Invitation: Stay close to  your friends and loved ones. Connect from the heart. Know that you belong.

 

 

 

 

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“Connections.” Driftwood and Sea Bean Wall Collage. With Sea Heart (Entada giga), small round Entada polystachia seeds, gray Nickernuts, wide banded Ox Eye (Mucuna), Mary’s bean, Guanacaste Tree seeds, Sea Purse (Dioclea reflexa), Poinciana seeds, one Sandbox Tree seed, and Terebra turritella sea shells.

 

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FAMILY AFFAIR

Family Affair (Private Collection)
Family Affair 

I am no longer selling my driftwood collages. I simply wish to share them with you. I hope you enjoy their natural beauty.

“Family Affair.” 

This piece took several days. Lots of selecting, rejecting, selecting, placing of different pieces. When it came time to glue it together and screw it together, I decided to change the background cross pieces. Everything changed! I had to add pieces spontaneously. Then, the next day I added more.

The center piece is a strangler fig I believe. It is quite interesting. The bottom left small piece of driftwood is quite nice.

 

 

Seeds:
Screw Pine or Polynesian Pandamus (top right – first time in 30 years I have ever found this);
Sea Heart (Entada Giga),
Round Monkey Comb,
Guanacaste Tree Seeds,
Costa Rican Almond Tree Seed,
Starnut Palm Seed, Two Copaferia pods “Antidote Vine” pod (Fevillea Cordifolia), upon which I placed a white river rock. Small black round sea beans.Pterocarpus marsupium (or santalinus). Pods from a the Mexican Bird of Paradise Tree.

Invitation: Hug the ones you love. Celebrate diversity.

To find out more about sea beans, please visit www.seabean.com

Simple one piece collages

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The Long and Winding Road

 

“The Long and Winding Road.” 

Drift seed and shell collage on flat driftwood.

Turritella shell, Sea Heart (Entada giga) sea peas, Malinche tree seeds, Guanacaste Tree Seeds, Jobo tree seed, Mucuna Holtonii, sea grape, two unknown, Sea Purse (Dioclea reflexa), and an Acacia Tree thorn.

Invitation: Stay on the path, though it winds around unknowns. Enjoy the journey. Find your home.

December 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Love Me Two Times. Drift Seed Wall Collage.

 

“Love Me Two Times.” 

A beautiful piece, gently balanced with soft colors to create a visual reminder of loving relationships.

Tears of Saint Peter seeds, Guanacaste Tree Seeds, Mexcian Bird of Paradise Tree Pod, Sea Purse, Sea Peas, sea shells, Turritella shells, Gray Nickernuts, Malinche Tree seeds.

Invitation: Connect with your inner and outer lover/beloved. Appreciate your friends. Be a best friend.

 

It’s Complicated

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“It’s Complicated.” (Sold)

This is in the original “Cross” style of my first piece and of “Family Tradition:” stained flat driftwood with interesting cross pieces. It has been sold, by I can make you a similar one based on the seeds I have.
Seeds: Sea Purse (Dioclea Reflexa), Sea Heart (Entada Giga), Jamaica Walnuts, P. copaifera pod, lovely black Oxy seeds (Oxyrhynchus trinervius), Acacia Tree thorns, Mexican Bird of Paradise pods, Turitella shells, and Manicheel sea beans.

Invitation: Keep your eye on your goal even when things get complicated. Hold yourself kindly.

The Joy of Going With One’s Flow

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My first driftwood assemblage, with color, balance, and movement — all put together to create a lovely piece. Mary’s Bean on the top right is quite special.

“The Heart of the Matter.”  (SOLD)

For years I wanted to put together driftwood and drift seed wall collages. Finally, in 2015, I decided to jump right in and do it. I have been having a lot of fun going with my flow.

This is the first wall sculpture I made. It has been sold to a good friend. It is one of my favorites.

Seeds: Sea Heart, Guanacaste Tree Seed, Mary’s Bean, Ox Eye, and shells from the Pacific coast of Costa Rica.

Invitation: Keep Falling Into Your Heart. Seek connection. Love one another.

Here’s a note on Mary’s Bean (top right) from Waynesword.com:

“Unlike the true sea beans, the Mary’s bean is produced by a beach vine of the morning-glory family (Convolvulaceae). The vine is native to beaches of Central America, and the seeds occasionally drift ashore on beaches of southern Florida. In northern Europe the Mary’s bean was a special find to pious beachcombers. The seed had obviously survived the ocean and would extend its protection to anyone lucky enough to own one. It is also called crucifixion bean because of the cross etched on one side. A woman in labor was assured an easy delivery if she clenched a Mary’s bean in her hand. Seeds were handed down from mother to daughter as treasured keepsakes. The Mary’s bean is also one of the most elusive of all drift seeds.”

Fragility

Fragility is OK
Fragility — Hold Kindly

Fragility 

A smaller driftwood collage that reminds us to be kind to our sensitive places inside. This can only be sold in Costa Rica because it is too fragile to ship.

Seeds:

Sea grape, Sea Heart, Sandbox Tree seed, Guanacaste Tree seed, Mucuna Holtonii, Oleander Tree seeds, and a lovely seed full of holes, type unknown (hanging with a Mexican Bird of Paradise Tree pod).

Invitation: Allow yourself and others to be sensitive, vulnerable, and real. Connect authentically. Hold yourself kindly.

Yin Yang

Yinyangfinal“Yin Yang.” 

This collage shows off the beauty of driftwood. It is truly spectacular.

Seeds: Acacia Tree thorn, Sea Heart (Entada giga), Mucuna holtonii, Sea Peas, Guanacaste Tree seeds, P. copaifera, gray nickernut, lovely Oxy seeds, one small sea grape, and gorgeous driftwood. The sand dollar was a gift from a friend in New York.

Invitation: Embrace both your shadow and your light. Let your heart be your source of balance.

MOON AND STAR

Moon and Star
Moon and Star

Moon and Star

A medium-sized wall collage made up of sea beans and shells. It is no longer available, but if you like the combination of shells with sea beans, I could make you a similar piece, just for you. 🙂

Seeds include:

Sea Heart, the lovely black (tropical) walnut, Oleander tree seeds, unknown pod, little black sea grapes, a sea purse, Guanacaste Tree seeds, Screw Pine, and Manicheel Seeds (whole and dry). Pods from the Mexican Bird of Paradise tree. Shells are mostly from Costa Rica’s pacific coast.

Invitation: Seek emotional balance and enjoy your friends and companions. Let yourself be loved.