Guardians…soul companions

Each of my figures is intuitively created. Their essence revealed through symbolism.

An eclectic range of ethnicity among the Guardians is captured through the use of hand dyed linen for their faces. Their unique personalities emerge as I call upon my needlework skills acquired over a lifetime with intricately-detailed hand stitching on their bodies and wings, using embroidery, thoughtfully sought out beads, and found organic objects–including bones, sticks, feathers, and salvaged rusty bits. Felted un-spun dyed wool is manipulated to reflect each figure’s wild nature. The Guardians joyfully take flight into the world on re-purposed bed springs emerging from hand-painted wood block bases.

The bell attached to the back of each Guardian’s wing, represents my mother’s playful spirit calling you to listen to the whispers of your heart…the place of shared wisdom where ancient memories are stored and shared by all souls..

*Clicking on individual photos will bring forth detailed photos and each Guardian’s unique story

Guardian 119…enchanting the world with a peaceful presence… 22″ x 7″ x 8″ – $300… 1 + 1 = 1 Gallery – Helena, Montana

Guardian No. 518…navigator on the tumultuous river of life…21 1/2” x 10” x 7” – $3001 + 1 = 1 Gallery – Helena, Montana

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Guardian No. 118…protector of the land and it’s community…19″ x 10″ x 8″ – $300 … 1 + 1 = 1 Gallery – Helena, Montana

Guardian No. 1117…summoning wisdom to rule a peaceful kingdom…22″ x 8 1/2″ x 7″ – $2501 + 1 = 1 Gallery – Helena, Montana

Guardian No. 1017…be wild and free…dance with me…19″ x 11″ x 8″ – $3001 + 1 = 1 Gallery – Helena, Montana

Guardian No. 817…morning coffee and three squares a day…21″ x 7″ x 8″ – $3001 + 1 = 1 Gallery – Helena, Montana

Guardian No. 717…two-stepping on the hilltops under twinkling stars…19″ x 7″ x 8″ – $300

Guardian No. 617…just straddle me in my old saddle…20″ x 7″ x 7″ – $300

Guardian No. 517…one’s true nature will inevitably be revealed…20″ x 8″ x 8″ – $2501 + 1 = 1 Gallery – Helena, Montana

Guardian No. 317…enticing your spirit out of its slumber…15″ x 10″ x 9″ – $2501 + 1 = 1 Gallery – Helena, Montana

Guardian No. 117 …providing a sanctuary for the wild spirit…26″ x 7″ x 6″ – $250… 1 + 1 = 1 Gallery – Helena, Montana

Guardian no. 1216…embracing the single heartbeat of the world…22″ x 8″ x 7″ – $3001 + 1 = 1 Gallery – Helena, Montana

Guardian No. 916…emerging from a black and white world…22″ x 7″ x 7″ – $300… 1 + 1 = 1 Gallery – Helena, Montana

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Guardian No. 816…softening the world with a tender heart…20″ x 10″ x 7″ – $3001 + 1 = 1 Gallery – Helena, Montana

Guardian No. 516…tilling the ancient soil of the heart…22″ x 10″ x 10″ – $300… 1 + 1 = 1 Gallery – Helena, Montana

Guardian No. 416…forager…providing nourishment for the wild soul…24″ x 9″ x 8″ – $300

Guardian No. 316…transforming her world of dreams into reality…19″ x 9″ x 9″ – $250

Guardian No. 116…unrealized childhood dreams become a beautiful possibility…20 1/2″ x 6″ x 6″ – $250… 1 + 1 = 1 Gallery – Helena, Montana

Guardian No. 1015 …painting the world pretty in pink shoes…18″ x 6″ x 6″ – $250