Just a little about some the parts that make up the sculpture. I hope that this is interesting.
1.) This stone, is from Northern California .
2.) The stem, the bamboo, is from a garden I work in.
3.) There are old trade beads and stones in the stem, I met a lady a couple of years ago who had a really cool gallery, she was going out of business, because her rent got way jacked up and she couldn’t buy any art from me but, we did a trade, I traded her a pipe and a rattle for a good deal of old trade beads and some raw turquoise. That is where the beads come from. There are also stones I got at a thrift store in a jar . There is moon stone, sun stone, turquoise, fire opal, and a couple I am unsure of.
4.) The base, this block of wood was in a curbside free box, it was part of a trophy, bonafide score, I’m pretty sure that it is black walnut. Inside I used a big lapis lazuli stone and a part of a piece of a two rupee note. along with,
a cap to Tiffany’s pen I got in a cigar box full of pens at a garage sale, for 1 dollar. so maybe 5 cents for the pen.
The faces on the block, Top a piece of abalone, a piece of sea glass, a piece of blood stone and a piece of tigers eye, the tigers eye and sea glass just came to me in the last week.
The tigers eye, is hiding out under the base.
The bottom piece of wood here, comes from a dumpster at a place that makes furniture and the like out of reclaimed or salvaged lumber, so it twice salvaged. I love that place, I get a lot of sandpaper and some wood from there dumpster. I want do a post about free art supplies soon. I think that piece of wood is maple.
The lazy suzan was my biggest out of pocket expense, it was two dollars at a thrift store, I call that a bonafide thrift score , The box was another curbside give away , I didn’t realize it was a part of the piece until the very last minute, the little green men are loners.
Then there were all the people who said “YOU CAN” instead of you can’t who encouraged me and built me up instead of tearing me down with doubt and discouragement.
I like that there are so many pieces from so many places, to have made this pipe dream realized, sometimes it just takes awhile for things to come together. There is still, a bit more to this story.
Lots of Love and Peace J.A.M.