​​​HEALING
ART

  1.           MANIPURA
    MANIPURA
    THE SOLAR PLEXUS, 10 PETALS, BRIGHT YELLOW. The chakra of willpower, personal energy, transformation, and metabolism; its element is fire. 15"
  2.        MULADHARA
    MULADHARA
    THE ROOT CHAKRA, A RED, 4-PETALED LOTUS, the focus of survival energy, grounding, and stability, whose element is earth, 15"
  3.       SVADISTHANA
    SVADISTHANA
    THIS CHAKRA IS A 6-PETALED ORANGE LOTUS, representing change, desire, sexuality, emotions, movement, and fluidity. Its element is water. 15"
  4.            ANAHATA
    ANAHATA
    THE HEART IS A GREEN 12-PETALED LOTUS. Its element is air/breath. Our feelings of love, compassion, and emotional balance are centered here. 15"
  1.           VISUDDHA
    VISUDDHA
    THE THROAT CHAKRA, A BRIGHT BLUE LOTUS OF 16 PETALS, rules sound and communication, vibration and purification, harmony and spirit. 15"
  2.                AJNA
    AJNA
    THE THIRD EYE OF WISDOM, A 2-PETALED LOTUS OF DEEP INDIGO COLOR. Intuition, perception, clairvoyance, and visualization. 15"
  3.          SAHASRARA
    SAHASRARA
    THE CROWN CHAKRA, VIOLET, OF A THOUSAND PETALS. Our direct pipeline to the infinite spirit; our self aware state. 15"
  1. SAHASRARA #2-
MORNING GLORY
    SAHASRARA #2- MORNING GLORY
    A second version of this chakra, depicting the vortex, inspired by the shape of a morning glory. A vortex like a black hole. 18" high
  2. large MANIPURA
    large MANIPURA
    48" diameter; depicting the solar plexus in all its radiant glory!
  3. AJNA WHEEL OF WISDOM
    AJNA WHEEL OF WISDOM
    52" diameter The seven spokes symbolize the seven chakras as seen through our third eye.
  4. SVADISTHANA WITH CRESCENT MOON
    SVADISTHANA WITH CRESCENT MOON
    26"diameter. The chakra's six petals envelop the companion element of the crescent moon.
  5. large MANIPURA #2
    large MANIPURA #2
    58" diameter; a beautiful big piece that is outstanding as a mandala for relaxed focus leading to meditation.
  6. YOGA WHEEL OF LIFE
    YOGA WHEEL OF LIFE
    50"diameter; the eight petals representing the eight branches of yoga; green is the color of the heart chakra.
  7. A MIRROR FOR VENUS
    A MIRROR FOR VENUS
    Inspired by Boticelli, with deep love for all forms of beauty-the beautiful spirit! 47"x36"
  8. LARGE VISUDDHA-
PALE BLUE DOT
    LARGE VISUDDHA- PALE BLUE DOT
    In the deep blues of the 5th chakra, this very large piece symbolizes mankind reaching out into the universe. 45"x78"
  9.  MANIPURA DETAIL
    MANIPURA DETAIL
    Interlocking petals and mirrors create a deep visual field.

POWER  PINWHEEL
(STUDY IN ORANGE)
​48"

        FIRST CHAKRA-
   FROM DEEP WITHIN
            86" x 36" x 5"

A STUDY IN REDS BASED ON THE IDEA OF THE FIRST CHAKRA AS A PLACE OF ORIGIN OR BIRTH.






 DETAIL OF SAHASRARA #2
  1. MAYA SINGER/DANCER
    MAYA SINGER/DANCER
    A free standing sculpture, part of the MAYA series, honoring that ancient culture. From a stela at Kaminaljuyu. 8"x55"x4"
  2. MAYA BALLPLAYER
    MAYA BALLPLAYER
    A sculpted wall hanging, recreating a lintel at Usumacinta, part of the MAYA series. 25"x40"x2"
  3. BIRD-JAGUAR, A MAYA RULER
    BIRD-JAGUAR, A MAYA RULER
    18'X18'X2", detail from a larger carved lintel at Yaxchilan, in which the ruler wears a ceremonial headpiece of the god Tlaloc.
  4. BIRD-JAGUAR detail
    BIRD-JAGUAR detail
    This mask on Bird-Jaguar's head is the god Tlaloc, always portrayed bug-eyed, long-nosed, and with fangs. A patron of rain and fertility.
  5. BALLPLAYER detail
    BALLPLAYER detail
    The skull headpiece reminds all that this ball game was a proxy for battle, often with death to the losers.
  6. MAYA SERPENT RITUAL
    MAYA SERPENT RITUAL
    A sculpted wall hanging, part of the MAYA series, inspired by a lintel at Yaxchilan. 25"x40"x2"
  7. MAYA BATTLE SCENE
    MAYA BATTLE SCENE
    A wall hanging depicting the climactic moment in a battle, from a carved lintel at Bonampak. 33"x41"x2"
TEOTIHUACAN RESURRECTED
This is a replica of a very large but broken sculpture, part of a temple facade, featured in a special exhibit  about Teotihuacan at the deYoung Museum in San Francisco in 2017.  
27" diameter

LARGE ANAHATA

A large version of the heart chakra, in shades of green.
60" diameter

The Art

THE CHAKRA SERIES
 
These works are inspired by my studies of yoga and the visions I started having after I became certified as a hatha yoga instructor in 2009. I felt like I wanted to bathe in color, to express color, to open up my feelings by working with color. I had always made things like furniture, picture frames, and small wooden sculptures, as well as collaging found objects, but this was a first attempt at actually using color as the inspiration. I started out with a few intensely personal pieces, but then a close friend encouraged me to expand my vision enough to be able to share it with other people. I started a more deliberate design phase of the idea, resulting in these works.
Each of the seven small chakra sculptures are approximately 15" in diameter, are designed according to the traditional number of petals and colors of each level, and are meant to be not only beautiful decorations but also to serve as a focus for meditation or inspiration. Every viewer will seek out the color they are most attracted to, and that color will help open up the corresponding chakra in their own system, allowing healing, deepening of feelings, and increase of personal energy.
These chakra sculptures each contain a small mirror in the center, creating a deliberate focus into the vortex of the chakra, expanding its scope. The mirror takes us into awareness of duality, symbolizing the individual soul within the universal soul of the chakra. It is literally a reflection of our ego suspended within the expanding sphere of consciousness and self awareness. I have found that the mirror, by altering the focus, actually allows more ease in relaxing my vision. It allows entry into the meditative state, the suspension of thought for a moment or more.
The designs for the small chakras can easily  be scaled up to larger sizes. The bigger chakras are custom made for each client, allowing for some variation in design and color specifics. The big pieces look really great in a larger room-for example in a yoga studio, exercise room, or group meditation space.
All the sculptures are lightweight, sturdy, textured to look and feel like stone, and are easy to hang.
Materials are recycled sheet cardboard layered with paper, glue, plaster compound, and sand, and are painted in bright acrylics.
Prices for the small chakras are $150.00 each, plus shipping. I offer the complete set of all 7 small chakras for $800.00.  Please ask for more details if you are interested in a larger piece.
 
​THE MAYA SERIES
 
I’VE BEEN FASCINATED by the Maya since I was a child and heard stories about fabulous ruins covered by jungle. Lost civilizations with fantastic customs, rites, and art. When I got older I visited Maya land several times, to the Yucatan in Mexico, and the highlands in Guatemala, seeing many ruins, sculptures, and painted murals for myself.
I’ve made an ongoing study of the developing knowledge about Maya peoples, places, and times. Every year more and more of the carved symbols and the history they tell are being interpreted, revealing a rich and colorful history of this pre-Columbian culture.
These sculptured works are inspired and based on images in a beautiful old book I found, called simply Maya Sculpture, showing a collection of paper rubbings made in the 1960’s by archaeologist Merle Greene. She spent months at a time traveling throughout the Maya region recording carved limestone stelae, lintels, and staircases at many sites. Her sensitivity and artistry have preserved and illuminated the study of these fast-eroding relics of the past.
My own contribution is based on a wish to honor the heights reached by Maya culture, and the beauty I find in these old stone carvings, by putting my own twist on the images: simplifying designs, arranging elements, interpreting the symbolism, adding color while retaining awareness of the pigments available to the Maya in their own era. I wanted to create a portrait of the Maya that they themselves could recognize, while honoring my contemporary sensibilities. Also, I wanted the sculptures to look like they are carved out of stone, in three dimensions, imparting a sense of weight and heaviness.
These artworks are all made with a framework of recycled materials-wood and sheet cardboard. They are then carved, covered, and layered with paper, glue, plaster compound, and sand. The final painting is done with acrylics.
The finished texture looks and feels like stone; the sculptures look much heavier than they really are.