Series of Wall Hangings Focusing on Healing and Folk Art

Laurel for love and protection in transitions and ravens as birds are symbolic of the connection between the earthly and heavenly worlds and recognized as the human soul undergoing development. Ravens are the beginning of the great work in Alchemy, indicating the initial stages of the alchemist’s encounter with their inner space through going inward and away from the outward world. The raven symbolic of stepping out of the world and restrictions that bind us and into what doesn’t. Death in a beautiful sense.
Accented between the marriage of the sun and the moon below the laurel representing the dark and the light, the good and the bad, male and female, negative and positive…
Herbs played a major part in Egyptian medicine and these two, cannabis and castor are mentioned in the Ebers Papyrus. The knives used for mummification with eyes gazing down symbolic of seeing and witnessing the process of healing during life although we all reach inevitable death.
Various appearances of Venus as she revolves around the sun, symbols of copper and Venus, many moons, teeth and Ragweed for its connection and symbolism.

From Long Lost Friend by John George Homan published in 1820 “Cure for the toothache : Take blue vitriol and put a piece of it in the hollow tooth, yet not too much; spit out the water that collects in the mouth and be careful to swallow none. I do not know if it is good for the teeth that are not hollow, but I should judge it would cure any kind of toothache”.

Collaboration with Rant Salt Casey

I was given the opportunity to work with the ever so talented Rant Salt Casey. They hand died this fabric for me to put my art on. Once finished, I returned the fabric to them to create into a wearable masterpiece and/or wall hanging and embroidery hooped pieces. Stay tuned for what they create and see below what I created.

The aphrodisiac Avena saliva also known is soothing and calming to the nervous system while also increasing desire and a dagger representing the element of air.

Vanilla, bones and teeth representing the combined energies of physical and energetic love.

Rose, Sun, Moon and Twelve Signs of the Zodiac.
Three headed snakes symbolizing the many loves of our lives and another symbolic Aphrodisiac, the grape vine.

Three Piece Series for Phoenix Rising Gallery in Vancouver Washington

Very pleased to announce this series and honored being able to work with a grass roots gallery. Please reach out to them for purchase info or purchase directly from their website.

This three piece series focuses on the emotions, their energetic charge and their relation to medicine. It includes Fear, Happiness/Bliss and Pensiveness.

Fear – Serpents, Moons, Energy and Adder’s Tongue.
Happiness/Bliss – Agrimony, Moons and Three Keys
Pensiveness – Eyes, White Rosebuds, Energy and Moons

Four Pieces Now Available at Trash Lamb Gallery in San Diego, California

It is always a pleasure to send off my artwork, and even more when it is for a personal friends gallery. I have known Melody now for over a decade and watching this gallery manifest for her was an amazing thing to witness. There is always a certain empowerment I feel when I watch my friends succeed and grow into their best selves. Please take the time this holiday season to support a small, local business and artist by giving the gift of artwork. You view and purchase my work here.

The Dark, The Light, The In-between

A three piece collaboration series titled The Dark, The Light, The In-Between by Monifa Kincaid and I.

This series focused on the dark, light and the powerful combination of both energies we all hold.
This is also the first series of prints I have ever done.

Monifa and I met through a fellow east coast friend and quickly bonded over each other’s work. We both show healing energies in our art and really respect each other’s style. Keep an eye out for the other two pieces of the series.

Link to purchase here.

Ptolemaic System of Planets

Currently, I am working on a nine piece series of the Ptolemaic system of planets. I am creating this series as I take an online Planetary Magic class by Reverend Erik L. Arneson. This series focuses on what registers first, intuitively before knowing history. When one is in tune with nature and its frequencies, the same images, forms and visions can arise. These pieces carry that to paper then explore the past for verification from ancient ancestors. Characters explored are Earth, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Sun, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and the Fixed Stars creating a nine piece series. Below are what I have created so far, but follow along on my Instagram or Facebook page as I finish the series.

Embrace the Obscure

This series centers on the thin strand that separates the dimmed aspects of self with the lustrous.
Focusing on embracing both, as that’s the best way to find the true self.

The pieces are all 8 x 10 and use pen and ink.

The paper differs in color due to the recycled element. This wabi-sabi effect fits well with the theme and leaves those suspecting something was done wrong, when in truth, everything was done right.

You can purchase the pieces from this series in the shop section of my website.