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.
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.
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.” (Sold)
Red Adenanthera pavonina, Sea Heart, Ox Eye, Guanacaste Tree Seeds, small brown nickernuts?, grey nickernut, acacia tree pod and thorn.
Invitation: Keep it simple.
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.” (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.
Several years ago, I had the colors black and red come up during a Focusing session. I don’t recall exactly what their meaning was, but a while later I wrote a poem called “A Deeper Passion” and made a paper collage to symbolize the poem. I think perhaps black symbolizes grief for me, and red, life.
Seeds: Round Monkey Comb, Sea Heart, Ox Eye, Sand Box Tree seed, Starnut palm, A. cornigera thorns, Nenes (Ormosia monosperma? Red and black seeds), red Adenanthera pavonina, and seed pods.
Invitation: Embrace your life. Honor your grieving. Release your fears. Seek your passion.
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.