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.

 

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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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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.

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.

Mystic

“MYSTIC” 

MYSTIC – 

One of my favorites.

Driftwood and Drift Seed Wall Collage, with Sea Heart seed, Ox Eye seed,
prioria copafeira seed, Guanacaste Tree seeds, and Oxyrhynchus trinervias

Driftwood from Costa Rica.

Invitation: Feel your power. Center yourself. Connect to your Inner Higher Self.

(Click on photograph for more detail.)

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.

Stairway To Heaven

Stairway to Heaven $195
Stairway to Heaven – 

STAIRWAY to HEAVEN –

Brown and white driftwood, with a mix of drift seeds and shells. Includes Sea Heart, Ox Eye, Guanacaste Tree seeds, Grey Nickernut, Little Marble, pods from Acacia Trees, palm fruit stems, and shells from Costa Rica.

Invitation: Follow your heart. Stay on your spiritual path. Be willing to grow.