Bones of a Winter Plant

Bones of wild sunflowers define the winter prairie and inspired this study at the time of Saint Bridget’s day, the traditional start of spring in the old world. In the depth of winter, we sense the land is turning a corner. On the Prairie, winter is necessary to scarify the seeds of wild plants, so […]

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Moon to Celebrate Harvest

The Harvest Moon is synonymous with the rising mystery of autumn. This rendition is created with stone, rust, earth pigments, Smoky Hill river silt, paint and prairie sage ash with reclaimed wood frame. SOLD to a beautiful family. […]

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All Hallow’s Moon

The veil between the seen and unseen is said to be thin on All Hallow’s Eve, and what lies beyond is sensed. This moon represents the portal to the ethereal place between light and dark. Although the days are growing shorter since the autumn equinox, the descent toward the season of dark and contemplation accelerates […]

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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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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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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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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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