Harmony is an elegant totem pole standing just over 6 feet tall with a beautiful stamped flower pattern. The vibrant reds and oranges seem to sparkle. The sweet little birds are perched together enjoying the day and sharing a song.
These pieces remind me of propellers. They are all hand stamped with a wooden batik stamp and then glazed in sunny colors
These two little birds make the sweetest music together.
Fishing Pole was made during a time when I had a lot of mental hoops to jump through. Not realizing it while I was making the totem pole I thought I was just making a totem about fish swimming . I wanted to use the hoops to create the feeling of movement for the fish, like they were suspended in the water. It was not until the piece was almost all built that I looked at it and saw the hoop jumping that my life had been doing represented in the piece. I am always amazed when this happens even though so much of my work has an autobiographical aspect to it. I never seem to see it coming!
79 x 16 x 16
I love making koi fish. They are so colorful and expressive.
This puffer fish is very prickly and seems to be a fan favorite on the totem.
Flamingo in Paradise is suggesting a tropical setting with a flamingo picking its way through the reeds looking for shrimp to snack on.
59 x 22 x 14
Leaping Rabbit is a charming totem pole. It has a garden like feeling with a little brown rabbit scampering along through the plants.
52 x 12 x 12
Leaping over the waving grass this carefree rabbit goes merrily on his way.
The greens and browns tones add depth to the leaves wrapping this bead
This sweet little bandit is peeking through the bushes asking "Who's There?". I have very fond memories of feeding raccoons over the top of the dutch door at our cabin when I was a little girl. This little guy always makes me smile remembering those happy childhood days.
67 x 12 x 12
Here is a close-up of my sweet little bandit. I always enjoy incorporating an animal sculpture into my totem poles.
My Woodpecker Pole captures a very sweet moment between a mother and her babies. I love the idea of a family choosing to nest in one of my sculptures.
By a special coincidence, my only experience with seeing a piiated woodpecker in person came while I was making this totem pole. I had been looking at woodpecker images trying to decide what I wanted the woodpecker on the top to look like and I looked up to see that outside my window was an unbelievably large, magnificent woodpecker clinging to the side of a redwood tree. It stayed long enough for me to take some photos and enjoy its company. Then off it went and I haven't seen one since. The artist in me felt like it was a special muse sent at just the right moment.
75 x 12 x 12
This is a very sweet way to top off the totem.
This sweet totem pole has three playful frogs peeking around the beads and hiding in the foliage. It is glazed with soft blues and greens and has a very soothing presence.
62" x 12" x 12"
Here is a detail of one of the playful frogs on this totem pole.
This is the best hiding place!
This playful pole is composed of dogs and cats along with their playmates. It stands about 5 feet tall.
This cat has found a new friend on the dog's tail.
You never know who will become friends. This totem pole is filled with charming surprises.
This book is a portfolio style book where I expand a bit about the making of some of my totem poles as well sharing a nice selection of pieces I've made over the years.
$48.00 (includes tax and shipping)