I started as an artist at the age of 6 in clay. These altars I built from clay I dug directly out of the earth are some of the most satisfying pieces of my career. There is an innate connection between God and earth. Clay is a meeting place, a doorway to Heaven.
For more on clay check this blog
post. I built the sculptures, all the candles, money
and adornment were spontaneous offerings by people
Scroll down for multiple
views of all the altars and explanations.
Faces of the Goddess Altar
St. Ann, Virgin Mary & Jesus;
Altar photographer after 1 week exposed to the elements.
Hildegard of Bingen
For more on Hildegard and her connection to the creative
process, check this blog
post and this video
of my newest sculpture.
I see the the pregnant Virgin Mary as the ultimate
artist's exemplar. For more on this see my blog
post and my
video of my new Pregnant Virgin sculpture.
Mary & Gabriel
The Stigmata of St. Francis
I planted aloe in the stigmata of his feet to show the
healing power that wounds and pain can bring to our
life. For more on St. Francis, his stigmata & his
relationship to artists, check this blog