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Robert W on May 13, 20225 out of 5 stars
The Guardian of Gratitude that I purchased from Mary is a gift for a beloved family member, and I am so glad that I chose it. The Guardian is well-made, skillfully constructed, and accurately matches both the product photos and description. It was shipped as promised and was securely and thoughtfully packaged. It is a meaningful, singular gift and it met and exceeded all of my expectations.
bethmarcil on Apr 6, 20225 out of 5 stars
I love my "Guardian of Strong Women"! Mary's work is beautiful online, but it's even more wonderful in person. I also appreciate that although she was far away from her studio when I placed my order, she kept in contact with me via email and went the extra mile to have it shipped to me in a timely fashion. Much appreciated! Aloha, Beth
jlacoste62091 on Feb 24, 20225 out of 5 stars
I love Mary's Guardian of Strong Women in honor of RBG. Beautifully made and hangs proudly on my wall.
Kathy on Jan 1, 20225 out of 5 stars
My granddaughter absolutely loves her Guardian Angel - impressed with the quality, creativity and overall beauty. Yes, it meets all expectations and listed description. I've admired your work for some time and am happy to have finally made a purchase - will be back - looking forward to creating a collection of my own.
Shelly on Dec 27, 20215 out of 5 stars
Looks exactly like the picture, the colors are beautiful. Love it!
Evelyn on Feb 8, 20215 out of 5 stars
I couldn't be happier with my first Guardian. Mary's work is so precise and nicely finished with so much attention to detail. It was really hard to decide which one to order. I'm looking forward to ordering more. Thank you, Mary.
Still on Jan 21, 20215 out of 5 stars
Absolutely darling little angel. Beautifully well made. This artist obviously loves her work and has brilliant attention to detail.
Shannon on Dec 26, 20205 out of 5 stars
These guardians are amazing, such detail! They are absolutely wonderful! I purchased three and love them all! Highly recommend this seller! Speedy shipping and great communication! Will be back! Thank you!
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
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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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.
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.
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 orders are welcome. There is a minimum of 12 pieces to complete a wholesale order. Please contact me directly to discuss terms.