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.

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.

Surf and Turf

Surf and Turf
Surf and Turf (Private Collection)

“Surf and Turf.” 

The small driftwood pieces on this are exquisite. The composition is gorgeous. It is my favorite of all, next to “Yin Yang.”

Seeds include: Sea Heart, Ox Eye,  gorgeous and rare black  “Oxys” (Oxyrhynchus trinervias), Guanacaste Tree seed, a lovely Sea Purse (Dioclea reflexa), Tears of St. Peter seeds, tree pods, and one mountain snail from Punta Uva, Costa Rica.

The beautiful large black thorns are from the A. cornigera Acacia tree.

The white spiral shell I found up in the mountains of Punta Uva, Talamanca, Limon, Costa Rica. I love it!

Invitation: Appreciate the details. Go with the flow.

WILD WINDS and WESTERN DIRECTION

“Wild Winds”

“Wild Winds” 

I have had the center, spiky, elongated pod for years. I love. It is a Pithecoctenium crucigerum, also known as “monkey comb.” I wish I could find more of these.
Hanging pods: Royal Poinciana (Delonix regia) – Known as Woman’s Tongue (Malinche Tree);
Seeds:
Sea Heart (Entada giga)
Guanacaste Seeds
Ox Eye; 
Almond Seeds
Prioria Copafeira (hanging in center)

Invitation: Let your heart be your guide. Seek balance. Hang loose.

Western Direction
Western Direction

WESTERN DIRECTION

This is the third one I made. The bottom dark piece of driftwood is lovely. It has an indigenous feel to me.

Seeds:
Unusual “Monkey Comb” (Apeiba aspera)
Sea Heart
Ox Eyes
Mary’s Bean (crucifixion bean) (Merremia discoidesperma)
Two lovely small black seeds (Oxyrhynchus trinervias)
Guanacaste Tree seed

Long, thin pods

Invitation: Follow your intuition. Heed warnings.