Art & Design Work includes
* Permaculture and “intuitive feng shui” home and garden design,
* architectural natural plaster/ adobe wall sculpture, some below,
* fiber, some below,
* primitive arts, some below
* pencil, below,
* videography, and
* computer graphics.
This garden was honored to be in Silver City’s Evergreen Garden Club “2013 Annual Garden Tour.” Many said it was their favorite garden that day.
More on the home and garden design page.
This outdoor lime plaster carving I created in 2006 at the Canelo Project in southern Arizona.
The tree sculpture in the center of this adobe wall was conceived by me, then constructed and co-designed by my plaster artist friend, Gavio, with branches I found, selected, finished, and for which I chose their precise locations. Gavio constructed the tree, built-in adobe-and-wood shelves, and the relief work around the sconces. We shared the adobe application and finish work. The adjoining walls are finished with home-made clay paint. 2009.
My office wall was designed by Gavio, with my major contribution being the full moon light behind the tree branch.
More on the stone and plaster page.
These dressy, natural-fiber handbags and medicine bags were crafted of recycled natural-fiber velvets and velours, roadkill rattlesnake skin (cured with vegetable glycerine), gold glass beads, and cotton, rayon, and silk thread and cord.
The series was juried into two art shows, one in Tucson in 2004 and another by the Mimbres Regional Art Council in 2007, where my work was among the few purchases.
More on fiber art page.
Pencil and Pen
Art awards include a National Merit Award for a pencil portrait (lost).
Colored pencil, 7-sided mandala of waveforms.
Pencil sketch of artist Asante Riverwind.
Cured “roadkill” rattlesnake skin on purses, hanging on my “hand-drill” (fire-making) bow.
More primitive art here.