Items for sale from Mixed Media /Collage Inspirations

Pharoah's Phantasy

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A multimedia collage that was inspired by my trip to Egypt in 2008. The paper collage extends into to the custom- made frame that shows a lot of subtle glyphs. The collage is covered with a plastic resin coating.

W:24.25" L: 28"

$800
  • A multimedia collage that was inspired by my trip to Egypt in 2008.
  • $800.00


    Unbridled, but Finally Found

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    The ingredients for this assemblage were found all over the world!

    The rusty metal on the bottom was found on a busy London street by my friend Natalie, who finally gave it to me after treasuring it for a long time. The rusty metal at the top and the drift wood snake were both found on the beach side of Santorini Island in the Aegean Sea. The Caravaca Cross, which is an antique double sided one from Spain, and the brass coat of arms adornment were found at a little antique mart in Barcelona. The sea glass was found somewhere along the Pacific coast. The quail used to be a night light from a glass artist in New Mexico and the dichroic glass pieces are from a glass artist at a bead show. I found the antique horse bit at a rodeo vendor's stall. I found the hands, which are good luck charms, on a horse and buggy in Luxor, Egypt. The broken mirror was found on the floor of a local glass shop! Other adornments and artifacts have been collected over the years! The frame is old fence wood from the Southern San Joaquin Valley in California.

    Build your own story:

    The quail is a symbol of a contrite spirit, communal love, and higher consciousness. It is Artemis in the Greek mythology, who lived on "Quail Island," and the sacred animal of the Phoenician sun god, Bel. The quail is the early, dewy morning awaiting the first rays of the sun.

    The Lion has always enjoyed a high place in heraldry as the emblem of undying courage. The lion, as the king of beasts, signified majesty and kingship from early Roman times. In later use, the lions have become emblematic of strength, courage, and generosity.

    The Cross of Caravaca is a powerful amulet believed to ward off evil and increase good fortune, and is said to impart a deep feeling of tranquility. Today it is the custom in Spain and other countries to give a small Caravaca Cross to friends as a symbol of affection, peace and love.

    Snakes as Symbols in religion, mythology, and literature often stand for fertility or a creative life force. The ancient Chinese connected serpents with life-giving rain. Traditional beliefs in Australia, India, North America, and Africa have linked snakes with rainbows, which in turn are often related to rain and fertility. For both the Greeks and the Egyptians, the snake represented eternity.

    Hands: the hands guard against bad fortune!

    The Celtic knot can represent an uninterrupted life cycle. Some may use this symbol as a charm of sorts - warding against sickness or setbacks that might interfere with an otherwise calm and stable life.$1200
  • Unbridled but Finally Found
  • $1,200.00
  • Pharaoh's Phantasy
  • $275.00


    The Blue Door

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    My Inspiration: A postcard in the mail from a realtor...a blue door in an old wall...where? Tuscany, Spain? A secret garden in my mind...17x 21.5 framed SOLD
  • The Blue Door, 17x21.5
  • $150.00


    Chinese Lady on Silk

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    An original painting on silk, that I purchased in Suzhou at the Garden of the Fishing Net Master, by local artist, Pan Xian Ling. I decorated the matting with carnelian and jade gemstones and used other Chinese artifacts on the hand crafted wood frame. I took the photo without the glass that now covers the art. In real light, the mat is deep terra cotta rather than orange.
    $300.00
    22"x22"

  • Chinese Lady on Silk
  • $300.00


    Bejeweled Cross

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    ATTENTION: This piece was stolen in a burglary in Hayward CA on 6/27/09.

    This wood Mexican cross is embellished with antique and contemporary costume jewelry found at estate sales and collected from friends. I have added 12 cabechons of boulder opal, 2 of carnelian, and 2 of pink jade. This piece is truly a must- have for the collector of the beautiful and unusual!
    9.5"x 11.5" Price: $250


  • Bejeweled Cross
  • $250.00


    The Lion Sleeps

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    A multi-media collage incorporating hand carved wood artifacts, a zebrawood mat, (http://www.woodzone.com/woods/zebrawood.htm), authentic African bone beads, fabric, and images on several different types of paper.
    21"x25".
    Price: $400 plus 12% shipping

  • The Lion Sleeps
  • $400.00


    Faeries

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    The female images in this collage come from a body of work done by artist Patricia Wyatt of Santa Fe called On Common Ground, Paintings of Women around the World. One year I bought a calendar with these images, and when the year was up, I transformed those images into glittering fairies peeking out from the flowers. Then of course, I hand made the frame to match!
    16"x20"
    Price: $150 plus 15% shipping

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  • Faeries
  • $150.00



    Items for sale from Mirror Frame Inspirations

    Mardi Gras

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    Let the good times roll with a little memoir of Mardi Gras as seen in this frame of glass and cat's eye fiber optic beads combined with vibrant color. 16"x20"
    Price: $145 plus shipping

    SOLD
  • Mardi Gras
  • $145.00


    Les Coqs Au d'Oudle

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    This frame, approx. 21" x 26", has distinctive roosters crowing at each corner...each hand made with a clay medium. New and antique glass beads adorn many decorative parts of this totally handmade and painted piece. Mirror included.Price: $325, plus shipping. SOLD
  • Les Coqs au D'oudle
  • $325.00



    Items for sale from The Gift Collection

    Angels

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    Angels abound in this work. There are 4 hand-made angels from Guatemala playing their music among the stars. On the bottom is a pot tin angel from Mexico. The center piece is bisque from the good old USA!

    $60.00
  • Angels
  • $60.00


    Copperstone Rose

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    An Italian copperstone rose set off by leopard and poppy jasper, and carnelian beads. Crushed copperstone sprinkles surround the jasper. 9"x11"$45.00 Sold
  • Copperstone Rose
  • $45.00


    The Dolphin Dance

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    If you are a dolphin admirer (and who isn't?), you will love this frame with 8 dancing dolphins frolicking in make-believe water full of dolphin bubbles!

    Of added interest are the coral pieces that I picked up on an island in Figi and the shells in the coral reef below the shelf that I found on Sanibel Island, Florida.
    SOLD
  • The Dolphin Dance
  • $150.00


    Hot! Wow!

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    Boost your self esteem every day by reading while looking in the mirror!SOLD
  • Hot! Wow!
  • $45.00


    Don't Bug Me!

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    Butterflies, beetles, and Lady bugs snuggle in the greenery!
    12"x14"
    $50
  • Don't Bug Me!
  • $50.00