Thursday, January 18, 2007

Imagination on The Wing

Deep Wood Secrets

Night Melody

Dance of the Luna

Wednesday, January 17, 2007


Before ALS stole the best of my hands, I had been doing a lot of paper sculpture, a medium I found I enjoyed more than my pastels and pencils. The possibilities seemed endless and exciting, taking my drawings and adding physical dimension.

The piece I was working on last remains unfinished in my studio. It was inspired by the magnificent migration of the Monarch butterfly from North America to Mexico. Rather than give up my idea, I thought I would try recreating the three dimensional concept in my computer and see what happened.

Fortunately, I had scanned and saved the wings and bodies I had drawn for the original and was able to use them for what you see here.

In our busy, fast paced lives, many of us miss the deep rhythms of our planet, the forces that drive these delicate creatures to undertake their perilous journey. They are an inspiration to us all.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Fire Dance

The dark woods whispered of old souls
Sitting by the fire
I heard them
They whispered and called me to the dance
Flames , hot and wild
Drew me up
I was fluid, free as leaves on wind
Soaring, spinning
Joining in an ancient rite


Sunday, January 07, 2007

Joy 2

Flex of muscle, stretch of limb
Leap and whirl on wish and whim
Emotion flows from depths not shown
Flesh responding, makes them known

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

The Children Shall Inherit

This painting was inspired by a photo taken by Mama P. As you know, the environment is a major issue with me and I can't help but worry for the innocents who will be left with the daunting task of saving our home. However, I have great faith in them as they are learning from our mistakes and some of them already have very strong ideals.