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.”
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.” (Sold)
Red Adenanthera pavonina, Sea Heart, Ox Eye, Guanacaste Tree Seeds, small brown nickernuts?, grey nickernut, acacia tree pod and thorn.
Invitation: Keep it simple.
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.” (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.
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.