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

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It’s Complicated

Complicated_3

“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.

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.

SIMPLE AND FREE

Here are some beautifully simple collages, created on one piece of driftwood. The sea beans are lovely. They look great displayed together!

Simple and Free $50
Simple and Free

“Simple and Free.” (Sold)

Seeds:

Red Adenanthera pavonina, Sea Heart, Ox Eye, Guanacaste Tree Seeds, small brown nickernuts?, grey nickernut, acacia tree pod and thorn.

Invitation: Keep it simple.

“Fly Home”

“Fly Home.” 

Another simple collage on one piece of driftwood.

Seeds: The lovely “Oxy” round black seed (Oxyrhynchus trinervius), Sea Heart, Ox Eye, Guanacaste Tree Seeds, Acacia seeds, red and black “Nene” seed.

Invitation: Enjoy your adventures, but return home to rest and refresh yourself. Find your tribe. Appreciate sunsets.

Monkeying around
Monkeying Around

 

 

“Monkeying Around.” (Sold)

The lovely black Acacia Tree thorns!

Round Prickly palm nut, small brown Sea Pea, round Monkey Comb (A. aspersa) drift seed, Guanacaste Tree seeds, Sea Purse (Dioclea reflexa), a lovely black “Oxy” seed, and seeds and pod from the “Mexican Bird of Paradise” Tree.

Invitation: Start Monkeying around. Be playful. Don’t take yourself too seriously. Enjoy the moment.

Below is a display of more single piece driftwood and drift seed wall collages.

The one on the left and the one on the right are still available.

Four small drift seed collages displayed together.
Four small drift seed collages displayed together.

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.

ELEMENTAL

Elemental
Elemental

“Elemental.” 

A heavy driftwood collage whose aim is to show the beauty of the driftwood pieces themselves. (Click on picture for more detail.)

Seeds:

Sea Heart, Pandarius Tectoris (bottom right, pineapple looking seed),

Raphia taedigera, (Held in branch on left), Round Prioria copafeira holding an “Ox Eye,”

Acacia pod, shells, river rocks, and one mountain snail from Punta Uva mountains in Costa Rica.

Invitation: Get back to earth. Rise to the occasion. Be the best that you can be.

New Dawn

New Dawn $105
New Dawn 

“New Dawn” 

I stained this to make it come alive.

Seeds:

Sea Heart
Manchineel (Hippomane mancinella)
Sea Nut
Crabwood (Carapa guianensis)
Prioria copaifera

Invitation: Color your world with your passion. Dare to be you. Play.