Saturday, October 27, 2012

"Rooted in Star Dust"

Close up of chocolate pod with doesn't show in the photo, but there are swarovski rhinestones on the ends of many of the roots....the release of start dust....

"Rooted in Star Dust"

Side view showing dimension of wall piece and chocolate pod

Antique sheet music, handwritten French letters, tempered glasss....

Close up of the top of the piece.....antique handcarved wood corner pieces, wooden filigree, antique pin, tempered glass over hidden Reiki symbol

Friday, October 19, 2012

The Red Tailed Flight

Wooden panel with mosaic of tempered glass over antique handwritten French letters, antique crystal, antique silver leaves, bone, swarovski rhinestones, red seeds, copper wings,Reiki blessing symbol

Friday, October 12, 2012

Red Hawk flying....

added the eye....began placing the tempered glass....tomorrow I'll attach the glass and grout.......

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The beginnings.....

Can you see a red tailed hawk head in this piece of bone?  I don't know what the bone is part of...but for me, it's now a red tailed hawk, and I'm inspired!....

An inspiration for a Reiki Wall piece....stay tuned..... :)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Kihawahine Dragon Goddess

I need to select photos of this piece to submit for the jury process, to see if my work can be accepted into the Hawaii Artist Museum Show.  Can you tell me which you think I should choose?

The wings, which can be removed

Kihawahine without her wings....

 Dragons. Lizards. Deities. Whatever word used to invoke them, mo‘o rank among Hawai‘i’s most mysterious mythic creatures. They figure into the oldest Hawaiian stories and are a key to a deep, nearly forgotten magic.

Most mo‘o of legend are female, shapeshifters capable of appearing as beautiful maidens or water dragons. They dwell in caves, pools, and fishponds and are fierce guardians of freshwater sources. According to nineteenth-century Hawaiian historian Samuel Kamakau, when fires were lit on altars near their homes, the mo‘o would appear: twelve- to thirty-foot-long reptiles, black as night, glistening in the water. “If given a drink of awa,” he writes, “they would turn from side to side like the keel of a canoe.”

Mo‘o are said to possess profound powers: They are omniscient. They can manipulate weather. Even their disembodied tongues and tails have potency. The more vicious among their tribe have been known to summon giant waves to sweep trespassers from trails, or drown victims in pits of poisonous phlegm. But not all mo‘o are malevolent; many are beloved protectors who lend aid to their devotees.

At one time, fishponds and pools throughout Hawai‘i had stone markers signifying their resident mo‘o. Ancient Hawaiians believed that if a mo‘o guardian received proper nurture, she would respond in like manner, ensuring fat harvests and healthy stream flow. But if she were neglected, she would wreak havoc. The underlying philosophy was respect for the land — a basic tenet of Hawaiian culture.

Kihawahine with her wings and on her base.

Monday, October 1, 2012