In honor of Georgia O’Keeffe’s flowers, Georgia is a like a stylized stone version of one of her gorgeous painted flowers. The grooved feature in this inviting piece is reminiscent of the stamen of a flower, and the surrounding features are like its petals, a large petal at the bottom and one on each side. The other side of the sculpture represents the warm touch of Ms. O’Keeffe the woman, her back is both sensuous and attractive.
Labyrinth - SOLD
At the top is a headdress and down across right hand side is a nose. Triangular. A face, but not exactly like a face. It’s a labyrinth trying to figure out what it is. You go deeper and deeper – ring of shiny, ring of matte, ring of shiny, centre of matte – questioning exactly what it is yet it has this aboriginal feel to it. Massively attractive and beautiful and equally the front of a face with a headdress and an eye. It’s one of those pieces where the stone told me what to find in it. And it worked, this piece just works.
Two figures sitting closely together. Man on right, woman on left, her head resting on his shoulder. They are holding hands. It’s all about the feeling: “very loving, this is us”. The man is more upright, his knees are higher than the woman’s. The woman is more cuddly. Unspoken emotions - together and deeply in love.
The Spirit Within - SOLD
The strength of the stone reveals the spirit within. Its angles are soft and sensuous, and the warm grey veins in the stone run in different directions. This is the spirit of the stone, saying “hey - this is what’s really inside of me”. The flatness helps you see the beautiful spirit within: a juxtaposition of soft grey and its spirit on separate plains. It’s soothing and Zen, with a deep flowing wave and uniform color, calling to you with its gentle, strong spirit. Accepted into Juried show
Climbing the Ladder
The warm and happy stone represents the upward corporate “climb”. But the steps ascending to the top become smaller and smaller as you approach the summit. When you reach that smooth plateau, you learn that no one remains at the top forever. You are eventually swooshed off the summit, inevitably sliding down the other side. Far from the corporate ladder forever.
This sculpture is quite serendipitous, with a subtle and small feature defining its meaning. Viewed from one side, you will see a horse’s head. From the other, a hound’s head. Embedded in the stone in a bottom corner is a tiny fox. This reminded me that to listen to the stone, and be patient until it reveals its inner self.
Stand Tall - SOLD
My vision for the raw stone was of a torch held high in the wind. The torch now stands tall and powerful against the wind, yet there is movement pushing all around it. The asymmetric shape of the stone and the slightly asymmetrical yellow brilliance of the embedded ball in contrast with the color of the stone invokes a strong wind exerting unrelenting pressure, flowing across the top right corner and past the torch itself. The torch is unyielding and rigid, yet there is a beautiful flow and fluidity in the stone.
Reminiscent of a waterfall, this sculpture does not have one defined focal point, allowing the viewer to interpret it as they wish. From one perspective, a waterfall cascades over the edge of the water table falling downward. The light colors represent the water and the dark ones represent the underlying stone foundation of the waterfall. The negative space, interesting and shapely form bring a beautiful flow to the piece.
This sculpture has two different energies. Your first impression is the hot energy of a powerful fire sweeping up through the curvature of the stone culminating in pinnacle of the flame. The energy flows through it, burning but alluring, drawing you inwards. The more subtle energy underlies the powerful one, sensuous and curvy, evoking a warmly maternal figure of a woman carrying a baby. The colour and the shape are fluid and flow with your gaze, looking back at you.