Sunday, July 18, 2010

For Pele: Playing With Fire

This is my homage to the Hawaiian Goddess Pele who lives in the volcano Kilauea on the Big Island of Hawaii. I lived in Hawaii when I was a little girl and seeing Kilauea and hearing about Pele made a lasting impression on me. This figure is approximately 30" tall and she wears bracelets and anklets made from lava and a necklace made from lava and coral beads. Coral is one of the first things to grow on new lava reefs so the lava and coral represent the hand in hand relationship of destruction and creation.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Solace of Trees I & II

These are two pieces from my current show at the Valley Artisans Market in Cambridge, New York.  They are inspired by my love of trees and are a celebration of the comfort they can provide.