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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Simple one piece collages

thelongandwindingroad
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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lovemetwotimes
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.

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.

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.