A Japanese dragon symbolizes wealth and success in the form of education and fullness of life. Graduation marks the beginning of ones path towards such goals. Graduation marks the beginning of ones individual path towards finding how to use ones talents to add to the world and make it a better place.
Three dandelions dance on the dress of Trouble Rose. We all have a story of when we have caused fun trouble with friends – the kind that does not harm anyone and we laugh about it to this day. Although our stories are different, we share the funny stories that make you smile. This piece makes me think of a particular story with my little sister when we were about 8 years old and I laugh every time I look at this piece. She brings me many smiles.
18″ x 10″ x 3″
Laura Rose is a celebration of a woman who approaches life with courage and strength signified by the garlic flower. She has strength of character (gladiolas) to get through hardships in life with dignity and decisiveness. Her valor (iris) and endurance (cactus) have been an example to her daughter and will be characteristics she cherished and nourishes forever. The red rose head represents the respect she has earned by living a purposeful and courageous life.
Rose Sister Sue
36” x 26” x 4”
Joyful Angel represents the spirit of a loved one who has left a permanent imprint on family members left behind. The flowers on her dress represent Hope (Star of Bethlehem), Perseverance (Hydrangea), Remembrance (Forget-Me-Not), and Festivity (Baby’s Breath). Joyful Angel represents the life lived and the ideals passed onto family. The family can now use these lessons in their own lives as they unfold.
A passion flower covers her dress and her arms are outstretched showing the feeling one has when they put their energies towards their passion and make a difference in the world. It is a glorious convergence of energy and goodness that brings one a sense of great peace and happiness.
Hope Rose Series
Finding Hope – NY Art Show
23” x 9” x 3”
Riverside Rose celebrates the beauty of the river, bridges and park. She holds a drop of water symbolizing the bountiful goodness found in La Crosse, WI. La Crosse is a gift to all who come through, she has many sides and many gifts, just like the people who live here. May we each remember to celebrate our land and our people, all of our people.
La Crosse Rose Series
The La Crosse Rose Series includes three pieces that have three different sides of Grandad Bluff carved on the front. Each Bluff Rose represents a different side of one person, their caring side, their brave side, and their gentle side. We all have many sides to our personality, each one a gift. We are to celebrate the people that we are and uplift those around us for who they are as well.
21″ x 9″ x 3″
21″ x 6″ x 3″
21″ x 6″ x 3″
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