26.3.10

Elixer of Life was created from a wood box from which I salvaged the lid for another piece. A different lid has been attached and is hinged to the box. On the front I adhered a New Mexico license plate, a paper mache platter, and a carved wood figure. On the inside, there is a primitive cloth crow, a cast of an fossilized ammonite, several fragments of my jewelry (post Katrina) and a page from "Elixer of Life" by Alexandre Dumas.  SOLD
Spin this image counterclockwise a turn, and you will compensate for Blogger's refusal to display this right side up. This is the inside of Elixer of Life.
Saint on Pillar was fashioned from a Mexican wood and metal window guard, a salvaged wood pillar, a found wood santo, a mexican tin cross and a circular piece of metal.
Back Door Saint was created from a carved wood Santo, a wood bread bowl, and a support of Mexican wood and metal.
Worship II. Another big one.

25.3.10

Darling Saint was made with an image on canvas, copper nails, glass stones, canvas, a photograph,and Chinese coins
Prayer Rug was created with a fragment of a rug which I picked up off the beach near Clermont Harbor right after the storm. With its oriental style, it marries perfectly with faux metal coins I picked up in Istanbul, a brass platter and a wood fabric stamp from India, and a wood box.
Buddha II was created from a wood frame, cut metal, acrylic, and an imported wood figure. Yhis is a large piece-about 4 feet tall.
Buddha I was created from a wood frame, cut metal, acrylic, and an imported wood figure. Yhis is a large piece-about 4 feet tall.
Revival Circuit
Sacred Heart II was created from a Mexican painted tin sacred heart, a found frame with mirroer and a debris frame.
Sacred Heart I was created from a Mexican painted tin sacred heart, a found frame and a debris frame.  SOLD
Early Morning Hours was created from a scrap piece of plywood, the metal frame of an oversized clock, a bamboo charger, a piece of oak flooring, and an image on canvas of one of the early pieces of the Katrina Collection. The image of the rooster appealed to me because I am an early morning kind of person-often up and about at 4 am, my favorite time of day.  SOLD
Worship I was created from a wood frame, cut metal, plywood, acrylic and an imported carved wood figure.
Willard, Patron Saint of Time and Temperature was created from a fragment of a watch, a broken thermometer, a wood platter, an unidentified piece of something-doll furniture?-the handle to a drawer, a head of polymer clay, and metal wing. You have to be a person "of a certain age" to appreciate the humor in the title!  SOLD
Voodoo Traveler was created from an old suitcase, a wood drawer, and a voodoo doll which I had made and gifted to my daughter just a few weeks before Katrina. Her house flooded to the rafters, and I rescued this doll from that house.  SOLD
Virgin in the Garden was fashioned from a piece of plywood, a piece of carved wood, and a ceramic Virgin of Guadalupe.
 Home for the Holidays is from my traveling salesman series. It was created from two picture frames, the lid to a box of some sort, two acrylic santas, and part of a suitcase. The image in the center is very Victorian-looking; two little girls gazing wistfully out at the viewer.

13.3.10

The Least Madonna was made from a metal Virgin of Guadalupe, a woven image of Christ from Istanbul, a Mexican tin altar, a salvaged poicture frame, collaged papers, and scrap wood, glass and metal.
Milagro Cross was fashioned from a Mexican wood cross to which milagros have been attached, a metal picture frame, and a kitchen cupboard door.
Mexican Woodcut 2 was made from a carved piece of wood, a paper collage on plexiglass, a wood picture frame that Katrina dismantled for me, and a metal serving platter.
Mexican Woodcut was created from a carved piece of wood, a Mexican window guard and a salvaged frame.
King of Hearts was created from a kitchen cabinet door, a painted tin sheet, a mardi gras mask by Gabriel Q, and a painted fan.  SOLD
Household Saint was fashioned from a kitchen cupboard door, part of a headboard, violin keys, a slat from a flower barrel that did not survive Katrina, acrylic wings and a head made from polymer clay.
 Geometric Saint was created from  Mexican window guard, scrap beadboard from my new home, a fragment of cheap furniture, a slat from a flower barrel that did not survive Katrina, anoth piece of scrap wood,  a plaster god's head from Cyprus and acrylic wings.
Ammonite Jurassic is from the Found Object Mosaics series. I began this series when I started looking through the countless, very small pieces of storm debris from Katrina which I had not yet sorted. I started this particular piece with the cast ammonites which I had recently acquired, and incorporated a variety of small items which work with the fossil theme of the piece. I have a sizeable collection of fossils, picked up during my time in the Dakotas, and i have an endless fascination with them. Many of the other objects were recovered from my file cabinet of jewelry pieces after Katrina.  SOLD