|Rabbit at Rest|
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Friday, May 5, 2017
|Polypore Fungi With Tree Frog|
These pitfired porcelain polypore fungi and tree frog were created to honor these vital yet often under appreciated denizens of the forest. Besides being one of the primary mechanisms for decomposition they are an indicator species. Their presence, or absence, indicates the health of a forest. They are often absent in logged and over managed forests. Besides being beautiful, some of these fungi even contain substances that inhibit the growth of tumors. While it's easy to muster up compassion and concern for the wolf, whale or elephant these organisms deserve some attention too.
Sunday, April 30, 2017
This bear emerged from the studio about the same time we had one visit the woods. He or she left her claw marks on a birch tree she pushed over. Bears have been a powerful symbol in my life, especially when I was a single mother of two little ones. My cubs are grown now but the protective instinct of Ursa served me well when they were young. This piece along with others will be part of the inaugural show at the new gallery Scarlet Seven opening May 26th in Troy, New York.