Artist in Mixed Media Mosaic Collage and Jewelry

Monday, March 6, 2017

FROM THE DESERT SUN TO THE EASTERN SUN

THE DESERT SUN

I just love photographing these fellows.  
I can just hear the stories they are telling ...


"And then he said, put all your arms up!"


"How many times have I told you not to do that?!"


  
Strength ....  and ...   Confusion


"Bring it on!!"

And then, there is this Princess below ...



"Mirror, Mirror on the wall,
Who is the fairest one of all?"

So far, out of thousands (millions?) of Saguaro, only 25 like these are known to exist. This one is in the desert just outside Ajo. These are known as a Cistrate, or Crested Saguaro.  No one knows what causes the unusual shape.  One thought is lightening ...

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THE EASTERN SUN


KIMONO OF THE SUN

8 x 8" Mixed Media Collage on Canvas panel


KIMONO OF THE FALLEN LEAF

8 x 8" Mixed Media Collage on Canvas panel

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The photos of these two pieces didn't get taken until after I varnished them (I forgot to do my job right!) so there are spots on them that aren't really there and the color is much darker in these photos. :(

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A sculpture. Old, rusted, seen a little purple rain in its time, left to face the elements all alone, and upside down to boot.

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 CLOUDS OF THE DAY ....



I see a kitty cat, sitting high up on a perch , 
getting ready to pounce!

Pardon the antenna. This was taken as we drove through a Cholla (choy-ya) 'forest'.  These are very nasty  guys so it is not a place you want to get out and explore.  They are often called jumping chollas because they just seem to magically attach themselves to you and with their sharp stickers they not only hurt, but are hard to unattach. OW!

Youth is a gift of nature,
But age is a work of art.
Stanislaus Jerzy Lec
(I am so into this quote!)  

Charleen