Thursday, November 25, 2010

STONES: enrapturing me

...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)