36x36 rubbed acrylic and yarn on canvas.
Dedicated to the depth, power, wisdom and spirit of the Divine Feminine.
Flowers are metaphors for life; fleeting beauty, vibrant color, lovely scent, seed, interaction. Flowers call us into the moment, to seize the now and surrender to the Life Force which calls us to the earth again. A joyful, sorrowful cycle of birth, growth, death and new life.
20x40. Acrylic and metal. $750
These are the spiritual stages of life, the archetypes that are available thru the Divine Feminine: Youth or Beginners Mind; Motherhood or Wisdom; Power or Becoming the Authentic Self and Death or the Gift of Endings.
18x36, Poured Acrylic. A self portrait based on a photograph taken by San Francisco photographer Brenda Lucero.
This piece was a donation to the "Nasty Women" art show in Oakland, CA, to benefit Planned Parenthood, April 7, 2017.
30x40, Rubbed Acrylic on Canvas with yarn. This piece reminds me of the sunrises I loved to watch come up over the ocean growing up on the East Coast. The colors elicit the warmth, power and energy of the element fire and the sun itself.
This a technique I have developed using yarn to contain the colors and to provide the 3 dimensional effect I love. It is a 4 step process of gluing the yarn outlines, priming the yarn and canvas. Painting and pouring basic colors and then rubbing colors into the yarn and canvas with my fingers.
18x18 acrylic with turquois.
30x40. Rubbed Acrylic on Canvas. A meditation on the many paths to the Divine and a tribute to the interconnection of the world's major traditions: Christian, Jewish, Islam and Buddism. Each has strengths and light to offer, but we must not forget that each is only a path up the Mountain and not the Mountain Itself.
12x36 poured acrylic on canvas with glass. I LOVE red, it's warmth, liveliness and connection with fire and the heart. I also love the blue of a California summer sky, and the mystery of flower seeds that live, patiently under the soil waiting for the elements to bring them to life. This is a 3 dimensional painting with large glass beads in the seed centers, waiting for the dissolution of the flower for their own time to come.
The Jewel Tree is inspired by the Tibetan Buddhist "Jewel Tree Meditation." The colored jewels represent every ancestor, wise being, teacher or hero who has inspired or wished you well. They radiate their love and light to you. 30x22x10". Copper with glass, metal and stone jewels.
A free download of the Jewel Tree Meditation narrated by Renee McKenna is available on Google Play.
18x18 acrylic with yarn. Commissioned piece.
A family friend wanted a wildwoman portrait of her daughter in her favorite tones of indigo and hot pink.
Seeking inspiration in nature or meditation. Escaping the boxes of modern life to be quiet, renewed and restored.
24x48. Acrylic with over 100 semi-prescious stones, glass and metal jewels.
A set of three Sacred Ash Paintings created for the family of a man who honored his Hawaiian heritage, Island music and the blue flannel shirts that kept him warm in the San Francisco summer. After meeting with the family to clarify their wishes, these sacred art works are created in a space of meditation and prayer, where cremation ash and is this case, Hawaiian sand, are mixed with the paint to create a testimony to the soul of the departed and a loving symbol that can be cherished by those who remain.
Poured acrylic collage with pearl, glass, metal, turquoise and feathers. 18x18.
30x30. Poured acrylic.
12x36. Acrylic with beaded centers.
Paint poured vision of the Golden Gate Bridge at its most interesting.
24x36. Poured acrylic on canvas with yarn and glass. Friendship and fellowship makes room for everyone and brings forth our inner colors. When supported we are more able to face and follow the sun, receive the nourishment of rain and enjoy the mystery of seeming emptiness and the contrast of the sky.
Poured acrylic collage on canvas with stone and glass. 16x20.
I a dear friend who longed to dance the hula. She is a lovely dancer and a gorgeous, dark skinned woman, but lost her ability to dance due to a congenital illness, This painting is dedicated to the dream in her heart. 18.x36, poured acrylic
Each fall I do a Van Gogh sunflower project with my first grade art students. I bring the left over flowers home and they always inspire me. The backgroup blue is the California sky, my favorite color, a color of hope, warmth, possibility and peace.
The center of each flower has seed beads sprinkled in them, reminding me of sunflower seeds.
24x36 acrylic and yarn. $525
16x20. Poured acrylic on canvas. From photo by David Sifry of Melody Sifry. 2014. We took these great shots on the cliffs in San Francisco at sunset; then the fog came in and made everything fabulous.
I love how the paint, when poured, has it's own voice in my work. The paint is like the element water. I have come to like water after years living near Ocean Beach. i can hear the waves from my back deck at night. Though we live in the city, the Pacific is still wild and powerful. It takes skill and courage to surf at the end of Rivera St. This painting honors the waves and those who ride them.
30x40, paint poured acrylic
I am inspired by sunflowers. They feel like archetypes of hope and light to me. Their likeness to the sky sun, their many seeds that feed us, their color and contrast. The petals remind me of flames. The blue sky recalls the water. I love the power of elements, fire, water, earth, sky. All are present here.
After a friend attempted suicide with her young son at home, I expressed my concern for his future and the mystery of how we come to be in the life circumstances we each have to navigate. What is it like to have a mother who attempts suicide? To have a grandmother who is a heroine addict? What legacy will this child bring forth to his own children? How is a soul drawn to the birth family? The work is my struggle with these Karmic Questions.
The cross to me is a metaphor for how Spirit meets the material plane.
I painted this for a young family friend, a musician headed off the college and his own life.
I am inspired by sunflowers and the many metaphors they offer. This piece was inspired by a pop artist named Viktoria Modesta, who is an amputee. She has decided to put her disability right up front and use it as a calling card for her uniqueness rather than as a source of shame. We all have some defect that has an asset in it, if we are wise enough or bold enough to bring it forth. 36x.48. Poured Acrylic
I painted this after watching the lava flow into the sea on the Big Island of Hawaii on a full moon night. Pele is so powerful. Creator and Destroyer.
24x36. Poured acrylic. not for sale.
24x36. Acrylic with pearl and beads.
12x24 Rubbed Acrylic.
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. John 1:5
11x14. Poured acrylic on canvas.
The cross is superimposed on the Yin/Yan symbol with the Sufi moon and star and the Hebrew L'chaim. There are many ways know God. All are valid. I painted this in subtle greens and yellows, peaceful colors for the peace I believe is possible through any true path.
12x12, paint poured acrylic with real butterfly.
The cross is a theme in much of my work. It is a recurrent image or archetype that I work with and learn from. Here I consider how the cross has been used and abused historically, for good, for evil, as a path to true power, as a symbol that has been corrupted and used to create suffering, but underneath it still speaks of the relationship between man and God and the mystery of the Spiritual meeting the material plane in human life.
Alcohol Ink on canvas. 12 x 36.
Poured acrylic on canvas. 24x36.
36x36. Poured Acrylic on Canvas with glass.
18x24, acrylic on canvas.
24 x 36. Poured acrylic on canvas. Love sunflowers.They are a metaphor for so many things.
11 x 14. Alcohol ink on canvas.
12 x 30. Alcohol ink on board.
14 x 20. Poured acrylic.
14x20. Poured acrylic on canvas.
This reminds me of the transpersonal realm, the place where thoughts manifest into form.
24x48. Poured acrylic on canvas with semi prescious stone and glass collage.
Sunflowers are metaphor. They mimic the sun, offer nourishment, color and joy. Sunflowers grow quickly, some to great heights, bloom, seed and fall to earth within a season. They are hearty to extremes of drought, wind and heat. Some live alone, others in groups. Some are giants in the flower world, others humble yet lovely. Many colors, many sizes, but all offer hope, brightness and food for the body and soul.
30x40. Pastel chalk on canvas.
I created this in response to a series of interactions I had with someone who was "cray-cray" in my opinion, a total control freak who was overstepping the bounds of propriety and good business. I stayed in integrity in the moment but let me real feelings out on canvas. I wanted to strangle this guy! Can you tell?
Don't we all feel like this sometimes?
I paid my 9 year old daughter $3 to let me take a photo of her with her fabulous, Dr. Seuss hair and gorgeous pink robe.
30x40. Pastel on canvas.
36x36 acrylic with yarn. $525
Acrylic, glass and ceramic on canvas. 30x40. $400
10x10 acrylic and yarn on canvas with beads.
20x30 acrylic on canvas. $400
Light beings are available always if we open ourselves to their help.
12x36. Acrylic and glass. $375
Acrylic on canvas with glass and ceramic. 10x10. $225.
Inspired by the many extinct and endangered butterflies world wide.
8x16 acrylic and yarn on canvas. $300
Two powerful elements in a style inspired by Mexican art.
I love the honoring of death and the dead in Dia de los Muertos celebrations and art. The bright colors and festive yet reverent tone seems so much healthier than the creepy, gory effects of Halloween. Death is held as a reality to be marked and a mystery to manage rather than something terrifying to avoid or deny.