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Winter Solstice

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Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice

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Purchase options:

6×6 Print (4 color digital process): $20

8×8 Print (4 color digital process, limited edition, 100 in a series):  $50 
12×12 Giclee Print (12 color process, limited edition, 50 in a series):  $200

Original: $800 

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 This is the fourth piece in my “Seasons” series representing four seasons of womanhood.  Winter Solstice represents mature womanhood, or the “crone.”  She represents the wisdom that comes from age.  For this piece I was inspired hiking through a redwood grove.  Redwoods are amazing organisms.  They are actually a network of trees stemming from one ancestral, ancient parent who can easily be 2,000 years old and over 300 feet tall.  As you can see in this piece the roots weave together and then come upwards towards the sky as new trees.  Redwoods are also amazing because their canopy can actually “catch” rain and make their own precipitation.  They are extremely resistant to insects, fire, and rot.

In this piece you see the grandmother calling deep into the earth, sharing her wisdom, and creating new life from her roots.

This piece also uses metallic paint to give an ethereal glow, shown here:

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Riotous

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Riotous

Riotous

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Purchase options:

6×6 Print (4 color digital process): $20

8×8 Print (4 color digital process, limited edition, 100 in a series):  $50 
12×12 Giclee Print (12 color process, limited edition, 50 in a series):  $250

Original: $800 

For more information about the types of printing please go here.

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This was inspired by a quote from a Rumi poem…

“And don’t think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter.
It’s quiet, but the roots are down there, riotous.”

  Form Is Ecstatic 
 
There is a shimmering excitement in
being sentient and shaped. The
 
caravan master sees his camels lost
in it, nose to tail, as he himself is,
 
his friend, and the stranger coming
toward them.  A gardener watches the
 
sky break into song, cloud wobbly with
what it is.  Bud, thorn, the same.
 
Wind, water, wandering this essential
state.  Fire, ground, gone.  That’s
 
how it is with the outside.  Form
is ecstatic.  Now imagine the inner:
 
soul, intelligence, the secret worlds!
And don’t think the garden loses its
 
ecstasy in winter.  It’s quiet, but
the roots are down there riotous.
 
If someone bumps you in the street,
don’t be angry.  Everyone careens
 
about in this surprise.  Respond in
kind.  Let the knots untie, turbans
 
be given away.  Someone drunk on this
could drink a donkeyload a night.
 
Believer, unbeliever, cynic, lover,
all combine in the spirit-form we are,
 
but no one yet is awake like Shams.
 
-Rumi (from the book, Soul of Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks.)

Seasons

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Purchase options:

6×6 Digital “Mini Print”: $20

8×8 Digital print (100 in a series): $40
12×12 Giclee Print (50 in a series): $100

Original: $180

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For original pieces, payment plans/layaway is available.

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“Gaia”

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Purchase options:

6×6 Digital “Mini Print”: $20

8×8 Digital print (100 in a series):  $50
12×12 Giclee Print (50 in a series):  $250

Original: SOLD

For more information about the types of printing please go here.

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Here is the largest piece I’ve done so far (about 28×28 in). I really wanted to get the detail of the animals within her belly so I had to go larger.

Gaia is the Earth Mother Goddess. Along with the baby in her belly there are various animals, frogs, snails, snakes, beetles, snakes, dragonflies, etc.

Spreading from her fingers are the seasons. Vines spreading from spring buds to summer flowers, trees with changing leaves and winter berries.