Oil on Panel
2.5 inch Museum Wrap Panel
Semi-Precious Stones That LIGHT UP and GLOW
Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art
Coconino National Forest, 561 AZ-179, Sedona, AZ 86336
Bringing in ELEMENTS of the earth into Fine Art
My “Elements” series is a creative blending of semi-precious stones and unique pieces of the earth with traditional fine art. I love finding and using things that were created by nature such as semi-precious stones and sea shells, using them in unique and creative ways.
“I’ve never seen anything like it” Is the biggest comment I get.
The semi-precious stones I use in my Elements series come from all over the world from various sources. Most of the stones I use have been collected throughout the year in order to work out my compositions and then incorporate them into my paintings.
Each semi-precious stone has individual properties generating energetically from the stone. The energy can be felt by wearing the stone, touching the stone and will fill your room where the art will hang.
I encourage people to touch the stones on the art to resonate with its properties. I include properties of the stones with the descriptions. Some stones are healing, energizing, loving, and calming. Some resonate with different chakras and evoke emotions.
I love working with and showcasing the unique beauty found in each semi-precious stone. I hope you enjoy these unique works as much as I enjoy creating them.
These unique paintings are lit up with LED’s and are on remote that dims changing the brightness of the light coming through the stones. I really wanted to highlight the stones in order to bring out there true, natural brilliance.
Quartz Crystal: Wonderful multi use stone. Enhances energy of all other stones and metals. Harmonious and powerful. Aids communication. Sign of Entire Zodiac.
Agate: Protection, Strength, Harmony. Agate’s most noticeable properties overall are balancing yin/yang energy, courage, protection, healing, and calming. Agate is a stone of strength. It was used by the Ancients on the breastplates of armor to give warriors strength and make them victorious in battle. Energetically, it is considered to give strength in both battle and physically. Agate enhances creativity and strengthens the intellect, making it a beneficial stone for both students and artists. It is also known as a good luck stone. As a stone of harmony, one of the things agate does is balance yin/yang energy. Agate increases energy. However, because it is a grounding stone, it does not increase energy at all times, but rather enables bursts of energy as needed. In this way, agate is a conservation stone, and enhances longevity.
Barite: Used for cleaning your system of toxins and sooths your nervous stomach. It can also help with healing addictions. It can help you increase your understanding of how your natural energy can flow through all living systems. A great stone for the healing arts and health care. Can help in breaking blockages. Great to use long term to balance your internal flow of energy.
Golden Rutilated Quartz: Illuminates the soul, cleanses and energizes, filters negative energy and removes barriers to spiritual growth. Is an excellent stone to use if you need to change your direction in life.
Citrine: Does not hold negative energy, dissipates and transmutes it. Never needs clearing or cleansing in an energetic sense. Increase income when placed in the cash box. Helps to maintain a state of wealth. Helps with depression, enhances creativity, helps intuition, brings happiness, joy, abundance and confidence. Stimulates mental focus and endurance. Excellent stone for clearing the aura. Sign of Gemini, Aries, Libra & Leo. A form of Quartz.
Smoky Quartz: Known as the stone of power. Relives tension, stress and anxiety. A great stone for protection and to clear a room of negative energy. Aids in helping to quite smoking.
Black Moonstone: from Madagascar. Is a rare moonstone that corresponds directly to new moon and womb energies. It also has “new moon” energies, which corresponds to the birth of new things.