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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The Joy of Going With One’s Flow

the heart of the matter
My first driftwood assemblage, with color, balance, and movement — all put together to create a lovely piece. Mary’s Bean on the top right is quite special.

“The Heart of the Matter.”  (SOLD)

For years I wanted to put together driftwood and drift seed wall collages. Finally, in 2015, I decided to jump right in and do it. I have been having a lot of fun going with my flow.

This is the first wall sculpture I made. It has been sold to a good friend. It is one of my favorites.

Seeds: Sea Heart, Guanacaste Tree Seed, Mary’s Bean, Ox Eye, and shells from the Pacific coast of Costa Rica.

Invitation: Keep Falling Into Your Heart. Seek connection. Love one another.

Here’s a note on Mary’s Bean (top right) from Waynesword.com:

“Unlike the true sea beans, the Mary’s bean is produced by a beach vine of the morning-glory family (Convolvulaceae). The vine is native to beaches of Central America, and the seeds occasionally drift ashore on beaches of southern Florida. In northern Europe the Mary’s bean was a special find to pious beachcombers. The seed had obviously survived the ocean and would extend its protection to anyone lucky enough to own one. It is also called crucifixion bean because of the cross etched on one side. A woman in labor was assured an easy delivery if she clenched a Mary’s bean in her hand. Seeds were handed down from mother to daughter as treasured keepsakes. The Mary’s bean is also one of the most elusive of all drift seeds.”

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.)

New Dawn

New Dawn $105
New Dawn 

“New Dawn” 

I stained this to make it come alive.

Seeds:

Sea Heart
Manchineel (Hippomane mancinella)
Sea Nut
Crabwood (Carapa guianensis)
Prioria copaifera

Invitation: Color your world with your passion. Dare to be you. Play.

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.

ROOTS

Roots $125
Roots 

ROOTS 

A masculine sculpture with a Mayan feel to it.

Malinche tree pods.
Acacia tree pods and seeds (bottom curly ones).
Mimosa Tree G. Triacanthos pods (vertical)
Wood rose petals
Sea Heart
Ox Eye
Manchineel (tan, round seeds)
Guanacaste Tree Seeds

Invitation: Heal your past and find your roots. Stand tall and solid. Set boundaries. Be powerful.