Anonymous on May 14, 2013
I signed these cards and then mounted them in a picture frame and gave them to Mom for Mother's Day. They ended up beautiful and I said she can always open the frame if she needs a nice thought. Otherwise she'll just know they are signed inside, for her only. She loved it! I think they will go really well in her home.
art in collaboration with nature
W A B I • S A B I
Rooted in the Zen Buddhist principles of transience and simplicity, wabi-sabi is a Japanese aesthetic theory that strives to mimic natural beauty by emphasizing the characteristics of imperfection and impermanence.
Sometimes the hardest part of my creative process is knowing when to stop and let the works speak for themselves. My role as an artist is to not interfere. With this work I hope to express my sincere respect for nature, and to inspire others to develop and strengthen their personal relationships with the natural world. We are all connected to the landscape in many complicated and beautiful ways. Landscapes define and sustain us.
W O L V E R I N E
An elusive animal of the boreal mountains. A symbol of wilderness and the spirit of nature.
As an ecologist, I view landscapes as processes, driven by natural forces. As an artist, they are shapes, forms and textures. As a person, I view landscapes as experiences. All of these perspectives are incorporated into my works, which explore my relationship with landscape.
My artwork relies on nature as a true collaborator. Found objects are innately embedded with meaning. For example, metal is a symbol of industry, while rust demonstrates the resilience of nature, the passage of time, and the beauty of change. Rusted metal is a point where man and nature meet.
My ink works are inspired by Zen brushwork and calligraphy. Negative space plays an important role in these works as forms are simplified, distilled and expressed as only a few practiced brushstrokes.
My items are now available for purchase in my wife's shop: mountainmamahandmade.etsy.com.
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Large items, like living walls, will ship via UPS or Fed Ex and will also include insurance for the cost of the item and tracking.
Some of my shop items are listed to include the same amount of shipping costs if shipped with another item, but if I can fit your items safely within a single box I will refund the appropriate shipping charge. Also, if you purchase items from my shop and MountainMamaHandmade (http://www.etsy.com/shop/mountainmamahandmade) on the same day, we will do our best to combine shipping and refund any shipping overages.
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