We are headed to the Zion flute festival today. It’s held just outside Zion National park in the small town of Springdale. Native American flute players come from around the country to play concerts, give workshops, and some sell flutes they make.
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Here is the Stone Spirit I just finished. So far this is my favorite. But the one I am going to start today, might be my next favorite. Hmmmm. I’m enjoying the journey of creating these. The challenge, the meaning behind them, the magical qualities they have. Such a great new thing.
“The spirit of the Tetons”, is a smaller desk with matching chair. We love the Tetons and wanted to capture the beauty and majesty of our favorite mountain range. Sitting at this desk is so peaceful and inviting. The carved birds that perch on the branches are Cassin’s finches. They are native to the area around the Tetons. The bead work on the chair is of Sioux design. They inhabited this region, and felt the great mountains were a sacred and spiritual place. All these elements combined have created a unique and memorable work of art.
This is another piece that we collaborated on. “Spirit of the Tetons” is our work for the Western Design Conference. These are not great images, I will post those when I get them from the photographer. You get the idea and feel of this new piece though. The birds are Cassin’s finches, which are found around the Teton area. This is the most peaceful desk to sit at, I love it. Sadly, it will either sell at the show, or go to the Turpin Gallery. Not back home with me.