Unique Cast Bronze, Patina, Glass, Brass, 14” x 6” x 6”, 2022
As a young girl, my dad had these amazing, beaded works of art that he made, and from time to time, I would start but then stop or walk away from learning, leaving pieces in mid-process. I was young, then later my life was busy, and one reason after another kept me from history and time. My dad has passed away, and that time I could have spent with him learning and hearing his stories of how and why the thread it pulled through the beeswax and the cut of the bead and the way to hold the needle is lost. I lost not just the history but him and that time with him. I am now looking to teach myself these ways, and I hold him in my mind and my heart as I go forward.
“She Bears the Seeds”
Unique Cast Bronze on Birch, 14” x 11” 3.5”
Within each flower, there are the seeds to the next generation of that flower, not one but many. We are like that flower holding not one seed but a whole generation; we pass on life, we pass history of where we come from and who we are and what we can be, hope for the next generation of life.