Pecos at Sunset
Oil on Panel
2.5 inch Museum Wrap Panel
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.
Dinosaur Bone: Fossilized bone. The organic cell structure has been replaces by minerals, most commonly silica. Agatized dinosaur bone is rare and highly prized.
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.
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.
Genuine Sedona Rock: The famous red rocks of Sedona are formed by a layer of rock known as the Schnebly Hill Formation. The Schnebly Hill Formation is a thick layer of red to orange-colored sandstone found only in the Sedonavicinity. The sandstone, a member of the Supai Group, was deposited during the Permian Period.
Arizona Red Jasper: Helps clear your mind while in meditation, great to use to connect to grounding energy, for root or base chakra, eliminates negativity, stone for passion, helps stimulate ones own passion and creativity, good for new ideas and is great for protection.
Red Quartz: From Arizona: is thought to heal disorders related to the reproductive system, including problems of infertility. It can improve circulation and help assimilate iron into the bloodstream. It can help people with AIDS. This crystal also stimulates the adrenal glands and invigorates stagnant “chi,” or circulatory life energy. It is a good stone for people suffering from chronic fatigue.
Aragonite: helps ground, center and stabilize your physical energies. It is quite useful in time of stress. It helps in preparing for meditation, while providing stabilization with your spiritual development. It provides insight into the causes of problems and situations. Aragonite aids concentration and brings tolerance and flexibility to the mind. It helps in teaching you acceptance and patience, especially helpful to those who feel they have too much responsibility. Aragonite provides strength, support, and helps combat anger and emotional stress. Aragonite brings warmth to the extremities, helping with aches and pains. It combats deficiencies in Vitamins A and D. Aragonite combats dis-ease and can stop night twitches and muscle spasms.
Adamite: Supports lungs, heart and throat. Stimulates the endocrine system. Great for evoking love and joy hormones. Good for depression, PMS, hormonal imbalances. Clears mental fog. Good for chronic fatigue syndrome. Great for physical fitness and weight loss.
Tiger’s Eye: A stone of protection, it may also bring good luck to the wearer. It has the power to focus the mind, promoting mental clarity, assisting us to resolve problems objectively and unclouded by emotions. Particularly useful for healing psychosomatic illnesses, dispelling fear and anxiety. Useful for recognizing one’s own needs in relation to the needs of others. Balancing yin-yang and energizing the emotional body, Tiger Eye stabilizes mood swings, imbues us with willpower, purpose, courage, and self-confidence, and releases tension.
Carnelian: Carnelian is both an energy booster and an energy stabilizer. The energy of carnelian resembles a peaceful, warm afternoon filled with genuine happiness. Carnelian has a joyful energy has a which is nourishing and protective. Carnelian has courage, confidence, and creativity at its core; all these qualities are combined in a calm and grounded kind of way.