|...this began years ago as I, like so many others, would become enRAPTured by certain stones, connecting with their spirits/markings/shapes/colors and carrying them away with me to make my stacks and altars at home.|
|Eventually, I became compelled to find ways to join certain stones together|
|and to enhance others...|
|IN REVERENCE FOR|
|what Nature had created.|
|my Lake Michigan shoreline stones soon found good company with other elements such as vintage papers, quartz, fossils, turquoise, pyrite, obsidian, leaves...|
|and were secured with wires, waxed threads, beeswax, rattan, fabric strips|
|and text: Pablo Neruda, of course, E. Meloy's quotes from|
the Anthropology of Turquoise, and me.
THIS COLLECTION IS LEAVING TOMORROW FOR THE SHOP AT FOLIO'S.
(Saying good-bye to them as I took the photographs and packed them up)