Three Flower Moons

The April full moon is near. It is often called the pink moon, sprouting grass moon or egg moon. I love this glimpse into how cultures interpret the natural world around them. Where I live, spring on the prairie is a great battle between warm and cold, marked with strong wind. This week alone we had […]

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Tornado Winds

Tornados are rather rare and I only made one this season. Created with stone, snow water, rust, burnt Indian grass and cedar ash, wind and paint. Sold to an amazing collector. […]

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The In-Between Season

We don’t have too many foggy days on the prairie, quite the opposite really, it’s usually clear with strong sun. But we are in an in-between place for a short while as winter gives way to something new. An invitation to pause and appreciate its rarity. […]

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Tornado Winds

It is wind season on the prairie, a physical reminder that new things are coming. Winter is finally giving way to something different, and the most powerful expression of that in nature is a tornado. Tornadoes are the ultimate change-makers, capable of altering the landscape in an instant. Their coiled energy symbolizes the power we […]

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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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St Brigid’s Eve

Tonight is St Brigid’s Eve and my strips of cloth are ready for the saint to bless as she passes. It is said she gifts them with healing. Some of the cloth will make its way into art to embody the spirit of hope and renewal. St Brigid’s Day marks the beginning of a new […]

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Elder Moon

The Elder Moon is my interpretation of the wisdom of midwinter, full of ancient lessons for us. Made with grounding stone, grain, paint, prairie plant ash, winter ice and rust. It has symbols carved with limestone, iron and snow goose feathers and created at the time of the January full moon. A piece to remind […]

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Prairie in Four Seasons

Indian grass stars in this exploration of the seasons, an examination of wild prairie grass thriving in all conditions. The prairie is not for weak-hearted things. Life endures bitter cold, drought, strong wind, and searing heat but plants adapt, grow deep roots, do what they must not only to survive, but thrive. That frontier spirit is what […]

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