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.

 

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.

 

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.

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.

A Deeper Passion

A Deeper Passion
A Deeper Passion

A Deeper Passion 

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.

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.

Hands Across the Water

“Hands Across the Water” (SOLD)

Hands Across the Water (SOLD)

I love the Jamaica Walnut dangling on the left with that lovely shell (fish scale?) underneath!

The figurine on the top left I’ve had for years. The spiral shell is from the mountains above Punta Uva beach.

Other seeds:
Ox Eye,
Sea Heart,
Guanacaste Tree Seed,
Soap Berry

I do not know what the curly, velvety pods are. They are quite special.

Invitation: Follow your bliss. Move freely. Enjoy the wind.