The Hunter Moon

As light wanes and the land lets go of the fervent growing season, autumn reminds us of the endless cycle of life. We slip into shadow and encroaching quiet, a time to banish negativity from your life. This moon embodies the spirit of the full October moon, the Hunter, created with the ash of prairie […]

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Soul of the Indian Grass

This prairie plant spirit represents the life force of mature Indian grass deep at the end of summer, replete with the wisdom of another growing year. Indian grass is synonymous with the North American prairie and her showy plumage tells us we are entering a new season. A painting to symbolize the life journey and […]

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As Above, So Below

The intersection of two spheres symbolizing balance and eternity through the rising sun and setting moon. Created near the time of the autumnal equinox – a period of equal light and dark – it has stone texture, natural grains, rust and paint. […]

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One with the Serpentine Depths

This painting points to the the mystery of deep water and serpentine eddies, symbols of creative life force, created with paint, stone texture, grain and rust. Serpents are one of the oldest and widespread mythological symbols, often representing rebirth and the shedding of old ways. […]

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Moon of Thresholds

Life must have balance of light and dark. This moon was begun at the descent into the quiet season at the end of October and finished at the bright apex of the Summer Solstice, times when the veil is thin and thresholds arise. Made with paint and the energetics of rainwater, wild gum weed, prairie […]

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Moon of the Ice Lake

A winter moon born on the shore of Fossil Lake during one of the coldest months on record. I wanted to challenge the painting to see how it would adapt by setting it outside in -1 degree F with snow and ice. To me, in perfectly symbolizes the tenacity and strength of the prairie land […]

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The Wandering Moon

A piece to honor the moon cycles at St Brigid’s Day –  the half way point between the winter solstice and spring equinox – and the traditional start of a new agricultural year. For centuries, those in-tune to the land have cast their eyes to the changing moon to forecast auspicious days for sowing and […]

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Greening Fields

And as we approach the Old World start of the agricultural year, St Bridget’s day (Feb 1-2), there is sense of welcoming on the land. My rendition of a snow covered field greening in the east is made of stone texture, paint, rust, and Smoky Hill river silt. What I love about creating this piece […]

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Smoky Hill Sandbar

Nature shows us how to navigate change in the shifting sandbars of a river. Sediment allows waters to shape it into new beings without resistance. This piece is my expression of the Smoky Hill an her sandbars, a slow river that meanders through some of the prettiest parts of the American High Plains. It has […]

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Over the Moon

Warm growing months are nature’s chorus of vibrant life and hopefulness. The perfect time to sit outside and watch the stars drift under the enveloping light of a glowing moon. This homage to the season of renewal has stone texture, grain, rust, paint and ash of budded field sage, harvest by hand at the peak […]

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