CrowRiverStudio

Mary Ennes Davis. Guardians.Assemblage Mixed Media Art.

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Note from shop owner My Etsy Shop is currently closed but my guardians are for sale at www.crowriverstudio.com. I can be reached by email if you need to contact me. Thank you, Mary

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Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

My Etsy Shop is currently closed but my guardians are for sale at www.crowriverstudio.com. I can be reached by email if you need to contact me. Thank you, Mary

Mary

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About CrowRiverStudio

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On Etsy since 2017

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Each Guardian is thematic and comes with a story. My hope is that they will bring joy to the viewer and are a symbol of hope, peace and goodwill.

The Guardians rose out of the ashes of September 11th. I had a jewelry design business at the time but wanted to do something to help. I gave to the relief effort in New York and for Christmas, I created small angels, out of reclaimed materials, and tucked them into the top of Christmas stockings. That year, 2001, the Guardians were born.

Each is vested with a special power and has a story attached on a hang tag. Apparently the world needs guardians. Twenty years later I have made thousands. They hang in public spaces, galleries, museums and in private homes.

Each is one-of-a-kind and designed out of found objects that I alter. They range in size from 6 inches to 8 feet. I have created series that hang in hospitals, Auditoriums, places of healing, as well as, public buildings and schools.

My materials are all reclaimed. The things we all throw away. I use recycled metal, wood, game pieces, silverware, hardware, beads, found objects. I alter the pieces using collage, paint, wire, fabric and beadwork. Many of the wings are cut from metal from rusting turbine blades that I found in the Columbia Gorge area. We packed them out and they we're given a new life in my artwork. The head dresses are reclaimed wicks from a lighting company from the 1940's.

Thank you for looking. My full portfolio is on my website: www.crowriverstudio.com

In friendship and peace, Mary

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  • Mary Ennes Davis

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    I am a professional artist and happy to be a part of the Etsy Community. I'm no longer traveling to art shows due to Covid. I am using social media to show my work. It is on Etsy, FB and at www.crowriverstudio.com. Thanks! Mary

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Last updated on May 18, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

I am happy to design custom Guardians that are special and personal for you to keep or give as a gift. They are a great way to celebrate a special occasion or to mark a stage in life's journey. Personal items can be used to make them even more significant but if my work contains pieces that I have been asked to incorporate, the sale is final. I will send you pictures of the finished piece prior to shipping.

Sizing details

Each piece is one-of-a-kind. My work ranges in size from 6" to 8'. I can work within a specific size and color range for a custom piece. Just let me know what you are looking for. An order example: I'd like to order a red and black kitchen guardian that will fit on a skinny wall. The piece needs to be about 5" wide by 12" long. My budget is 185.00. Please include the word "EAT" on it and a cheese grater.

Care instructions

The Guardians are sealed but can't be in direct sunlight or outside in the elements. They prefer to live inside. Outside, they need to be protected from wind, rain, sunshine.

Wholesale availability

Wholesale orders are welcome. There is a minimum of 12 pieces to complete a wholesale order. Please contact me directly to discuss terms.