Category Archives: Nature

Summer Solstice

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Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice

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Purchase options:

6×6 Print (4 color digital process): $20

8×8 Print (4 color digital process, limited edition, 100 in a series):  $50 
12×12 Giclee Print (12 color process, limited edition, 50 in a series):  $250

Original: $800 

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 This is the second piece in my “Seasons” series representing four seasons of womanhood.  Summer solstice, the journey to becoming a mother, with a warm summer glow through the branches.  In the original piece has bright gold metallic paint that shines (which is difficult to capture in the artwork scan).  This piece is truly luminous!  One of my favorites.

Here you can almost see the glow:

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Maiden Primavera

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Maiden Primavera

Maiden Primavera

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Purchase options:

6×6 Print (4 color digital process): $20

8×8 Print (4 color digital process, limited edition, 100 in a series):  $50 
12×12 Giclee Print (12 color process, limited edition, 50 in a series):  $200

Original: SOLD

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 This is the first in my “Seasons” series representing four seasons of womanhood.  Springtime (primavera) is represented by the maiden on the verge of menarche and the beginning of womanhood.  Her arms are decorated and blessed by henna, the basket represents bounty.  Woven into the henna is the symbol “Sankofa” which represents wisdom and reaching to the past to gain insight and build the future.  The owl signifies the ancestral wisdom of womanhood whispering in her ear.  The beehive signifies the community of woman she is being birthed into.

Riotous

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Riotous

Riotous

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Purchase options:

6×6 Print (4 color digital process): $20

8×8 Print (4 color digital process, limited edition, 100 in a series):  $50 
12×12 Giclee Print (12 color process, limited edition, 50 in a series):  $250

Original: $800 

For more information about the types of printing please go here.

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This was inspired by a quote from a Rumi poem…

“And don’t think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter.
It’s quiet, but the roots are down there, riotous.”

  Form Is Ecstatic 
 
There is a shimmering excitement in
being sentient and shaped. The
 
caravan master sees his camels lost
in it, nose to tail, as he himself is,
 
his friend, and the stranger coming
toward them.  A gardener watches the
 
sky break into song, cloud wobbly with
what it is.  Bud, thorn, the same.
 
Wind, water, wandering this essential
state.  Fire, ground, gone.  That’s
 
how it is with the outside.  Form
is ecstatic.  Now imagine the inner:
 
soul, intelligence, the secret worlds!
And don’t think the garden loses its
 
ecstasy in winter.  It’s quiet, but
the roots are down there riotous.
 
If someone bumps you in the street,
don’t be angry.  Everyone careens
 
about in this surprise.  Respond in
kind.  Let the knots untie, turbans
 
be given away.  Someone drunk on this
could drink a donkeyload a night.
 
Believer, unbeliever, cynic, lover,
all combine in the spirit-form we are,
 
but no one yet is awake like Shams.
 
-Rumi (from the book, Soul of Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks.)

Autumn

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Autumn

Autumn

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6×6 Print (4 color digital process): $20

8×8 Print (4 color digital process, limited edition, 100 in a series):  $50 
12×12 Giclee Print (12 color process, limited edition, 50 in a series):  $250

Original: $800 

For more information about the types of printing please go here.

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Autonomy

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Autonomy

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6×6 Digital “Mini Print”: $20

8×8 Digital print (100 in a series):  $50 
12×12 Giclee Print (50 in a series):  $180

Original: $600 

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This piece was done for the Genital Autonomy Symposium.  It is my belief that every human being has a right to decide for themselves what should be done with and to their own bodies.  The red hamsa is a symbol of protection of this right.  The lotus reminds us that children are born perfect, just as they are.

For an unbiased, humorous, non-judgmental, and informative segment on why we circumcise in the US, see below:

Mermaid (title suggestions please!)

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Mermaid

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Purchase options:

6×6 Digital “Mini Print”: $20

8×8 Digital print (100 in a series):  $50 
12×12 Giclee Print (50 in a series):  $200

Original: SOLD

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I haven’t nursed a babe since May of 2012 but I still remember that soft, nurturing, (sometimes squirmy!) sweetness.  It’s a feeling I never want to forget!

Wishing and Waiting

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Waiting and Wishing

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6×6 Digital “Mini Print”: $20

8×8 Digital print (100 in a series):  $50 
12×12 Giclee Print (50 in a series):  $200

Original: $850 

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This piece is done for those who are struggling through infertility.  My own parents took many years to conceive me and through their experiences and talking to others I incorporated symbolism surrounding the process.