I am no longer selling my driftwood collages. I simply wish to share them with you. I hope you enjoy their natural beauty.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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);
Sea Heart (Entada giga)
Ox Eye; Almond Seeds
Prioria Copafeira (hanging in center)
Invitation: Let your heart be your guide. Seek balance. Hang loose.
WESTERN DIRECTION –
This is the third one I made. The bottom dark piece of driftwood is lovely. It has an indigenous feel to me.
Unusual “Monkey Comb” (Apeiba aspera)
Mary’s Bean (crucifixion bean) (Merremia discoidesperma)
Two lovely small black seeds (Oxyrhynchus trinervias)
Guanacaste Tree seed
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.