Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Five Guys & The Medicine Tree: Felix, Francisco, Fletcher, Fernando & Jake

These five figures are each about 12" tall and wear hand felted hats and knitted jackets. The medicine tree was inspired by the real Medicine Tree in Montana that was a stop for Native American travellers and people like myself who would stop there and leave offerings and 
prayers for safe travel on their journey. 

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Mooning the Sun

This piece was made in the spring of this year and as I made him I was thinking of the joy of basking in the sun and the wonderful feeling of the sun on your face.  Since then I have learned that in Sweden this is called "mooning the sun" and I can only think that somehow this is my Scandinavian ancestry asserting itself. He sits on a birch log and wears a felted hat and is about 16" high seated.  So this one is for my Norwegian, Swedish and Danish ancestors!