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.
This is in the original “Cross” style of my first piece and of “Family Tradition:” stained flat driftwood with interesting cross pieces. It has been sold, by I can make you a similar one based on the seeds I have.
Seeds: Sea Purse (Dioclea Reflexa), Sea Heart (Entada Giga), Jamaica Walnuts, P. copaifera pod, lovely black Oxy seeds (Oxyrhynchus trinervius), Acacia Tree thorns, Mexican Bird of Paradise pods, Turitella shells, and Manicheel sea beans.
Invitation: Keep your eye on your goal even when things get complicated. Hold yourself kindly.
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.
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