Derby season is upon us here in Kentucky! I was inspired over the weekend to create some equine beauties and salvaged a Woodford Reserve bourbon barrel stave to anchor them, in keeping with our bluegrass traditions. This piece is named “Calumet” after my favorite horse farm in beautiful Lexington . . .
This is a new series I’ve started inspired by migratory patterns of the soul. This flourished out of the healing process of losing my dear mother. She was an avid quilter, a maker of beautiful things. For the past couple years I’ve been captivated by her many books of quilts and patterns. I’ve begun to incorporate my favorite of these patterns with paint on salvaged wood, wire-brushing and staining them, and then doing what I know best – forging metal and enameling – butterflies to embellish the patterns. This series is somewhat an extension of the “Meditation on Loss” series, reflecting on the flight the soul takes through life and rebirth. . . in any way you believe that to be. . .