Finally!! One of the challenges in my Mixed media group is a shrine. I told people, as I always do, think GIFT. Since we keep our challenge projects, why not make something for someone else? I had several people in mind but then decided it needed to be for me this time around. I've collected so many things along the way. So little by little it has come together.
I call it my "spirit wood". Can you see the face? Let your imagination go.Look at the very top of the piece, right above that dark colored circle (which to me is a child being embraced) I see a rather serene face, eyes downward, small nose, lips, high cheekbones..heck I even see hands embracing the baby/child.
Some see it, some see an all together different face...That green pine comes from the Kauri forest. IT reminded me of Princess pine but it is very different and grows more like a weeping willow.
There is a piece of pumice, also from an island in the Coromandel...pumice is lava foam that was quickly cooled..I have a larger piece which I intend to use as a heat resistant platform.
So thats done and when I finish my Christmas project you'll see that too so stay tuned.