SAINTS & ANGELS
The stress and fear of 2020 was taking its toll on me.  I needed a relief, an outlet, something positive and hopeful to focus on.  While scrolling Pinterest I started seeing posts for Santos cage dolls and became fascinated.  Santos (Spanish for saint) dolls were historically created for in-house altars or small villages that did not have a church.    At the  same time I also began learning about angels -- Guardian angels, Arch angels, and a host of other lesser known angels and how they interact with us.  

Nature's Way
Nature's Way

78"x40"x25", branches, gourd and copper wire, 2022.

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Nature's Way
Nature's Way

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Nature's Way
Nature's Way

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Keeper of the Hearth
Keeper of the Hearth

61"x27"x18", paper mache, steel and fiber, 2022. Skirt was hand knit from an inherited yarn collection. Wings are from a vintage recycled tin ceiling panel.

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Keeper of the Hearth

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Keeper of the Hearth

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Angel Vision
Angel Vision

32"x22"x6", paper mache, oil on canvas, steel rod, fiber and acrylic, 2022. Wings were from large oil painting.

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Angel Vision
Angel Vision

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Angel Vision
Angel Vision

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