Oil on Panel
2.5 inch 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. My semi precious stones paintings will illuminate and fill your room with there energy where the art will hang.
I encourage people to touch the stones on the art to resonate with its properties. In my semi precious stone art 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.
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.
Mica: It is used to improve visions and clarity in mysticism. It is said to help eliminate negative personality traits by helping one recognize them. Mica is said to enhance flexibility in all realms and also assist growth in those areas. It is used to diminish anger, hostility, and nervous energy. Mica aligns energy of the body and releases blockages of energy within the body.
Quartz: Wonderful multi use stone. Enhances energy of all other stones and metals. Harmonious and powerful. Aids communication. Sign of Entire Zodiac. Great for your crown chakra.
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.
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.
Garnet: is a stone of regeneration and energizing. Garnet can boost the energy of an entire system and revitalize it.. It is said to be stabilizing in that it can bring order to chaos whether internal or external.
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.
Vanadinite: Strongly associated with the element of fire. It is a powerful stone for creativity and boosts your energy. Aids you in becoming more focused on your tasks. It helps with clearing any blocks—especially ones impeding creativity. It is also a powerful sacral/root chakra stone that helps to strengthen and stimulate sexual energies. Energizes all of the lower chakras. Helps with breaking your fears and with soothing inflammation. Helps with inner stillness and invokes peace. Encourages you to prioritize your priorities at work and helps with the demands on your time. Helps with recourses and money. Helps to clarify your goals and develop your career.
Aragonite: helps ground, center and stablize your physical energies. It is quiteuseful 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.
Amethyst: Treats insomnia, relives tension, helps overcome grief and loss, brings about spiritual awareness, constricting thinking and acting, good for skin, alleviates pain, lowers blood pressure, releases imbalances. Connects with spirituality and provides contentment. Clears the aura and relieves dysfunctional energy located within the body. Useful during meditation to promote and maintain a calm and peaceful state. Encourages sobriety, promotes sleep and combats headaches. Good for third eye chakra. Sign of Pisces, Virgo, Aquarius & Capricorn.