Poetry in stone, by a quadruple blue-ribbon winner.
Known primarily as a sculptor, this petite dynamo won first place ribbons in clothing, jewelry and painting, as well as sculpture, at the same Santa Fe Indian Market!
Here, she has manipulated white alabaster into the graceful petals of a beautiful flower; a pink alabaster heart emerges from the heart of the blossom.
Translucent and delicate, seemingly fragile, the stone flower is perched on an equally graceful, curved base of steatite, whose dense grey solidity is a wonderful contrast.
The natural variations in all three stones add texture and visual interest, while the forms of each are beautifully complementary.
Symbolizing the flowering of love, this fairy-tale blossom is solid as a rock, and gossamer as a dream.
Carved with expert skill, inert stone is transformed by artistry.
The sweeping curves of both materials, and the luminous quality of the alabaster, create a magical flower.