Meet Kali, my goddess and muse for 2018! She is fierce, compassionate and embodies the coming death and rebirth in my life and art as I navigate unchartered waters. She holds the truth of my voice (coyote), wellness (clay scoop), discernment (fox), heart, softening (tassel), journey, vulnerability (lamb), surrender (seed), strength (sword) and fire (Tigers Eye). She kicks ass in her red boots!
Camino Colloquy is in the shape of the Milky Way because the name of Compostela comes from the Latin Campus stellae which means field of stars which is a link to the other name of the Camino de Santiago which is the Milky Way. The reason for this is because when walking el Camino de Santiago at night you can see our galaxy the Milky Way directly over you.
The rocks I collected and felted along The Way represent my journey and renewed spirit as I learn to trust my intuition to guide me. I like how the light plays with this piece - creating shadows and darkness within the light.
Camino Colloquy is currently on display at First Congregational Church in Boulder at 1128 Pine Street.
In celebration of International Women's Day, Cedar Art Studios is hosting its annual community event, Thrones. Over 20 tiny thrones created by female artists will be auctioned and the proceeds will benefit the local emerging non-profit, Period Pals Project.
The thrones symbolize a safe space for empowerment and the event is a global celebration and call for gender equality.
March 2nd, 6-9pm
Cedar Art Studios
1740 Cedar Ave, Boulder, CO 80304
My 2018 throne is Phoenix Rising, a beloved place for rejuvenation and rebirth from the ashes of the past. This mythical, long-lived bird is radiant and shimmering in it's metallic copper finish, beetle kill wooden ashes and open wings for scanning the landscape and distant horizons. It is a safe and inviting space for envisioning, gathering sensory information about our world and the events unfolding within it.
This summer I walked Spain's Camino de Santiago via the French Way for 40 days. I traveled this 500+ mile pilgrimage carrying and leaving community created felted rocks along the way, each holding a special intention or burden the creator wanted to share or release. I exchanged each rock for a rock that I later felted and brought home with me. My intention is to create a conversation, an energy exchange, between my community and the magic of the Camino. These are the 40 rocks I left and the 40 rocks I picked up will be on display in Boulder at Bricolage Gallery as part of the Material World show in September.
Much to my surprise, creating an assemblage as an amulet necklace was inspiring and just plain fun! Everyone in my art group made a small, random piece for each other with the intention to create something using all the pieces we were given. For weeks I hemmed and hawed over it and eventually decided to assemble a necklace to hold the charm and power of the women in my wonderful art group.
Parts include: two round pieces, butterfly with flower, blue beads, golden shoe, silver stick, goddess, paper rolled into beads and a clay heart.