My most recent mosaic (this coffee/tea table) has been fun and intense all at once. I was able to incorporate various glass and stone and refinish a sweet older table and give it a sea kissed kind of glaze. I find mosaics to be a powerful Guru, reminding me that as much as I want to smooth out the sharper edges, they always have something to teach, the diversity, the expansion, and with that contrast brings new growth, new horizons, new perspectives, new possibilities, new pathways to co- exist.
Aquarius mosaic, commissioned by my brother- Teo Weldon, this piece was so much fun. I’ve always enjoyed the zodiac, and certainly a lot of Aquarian energy in my family. What exciting times we’re living in, during the age of aquarius that’s over 2000 years. More of this series to come. If you’re interested in purchasing one for a loved one, hit me up a.s.a.p. Cheers!
This commission began at the dawning of 2020. My friend James Papas commissioned me for this piece. He provided a basic motif of a Celtic style Tree Of Life. I told him I wanted to incorporate planet Earth and was very pleased with the way it organically came out- thank you Gaia. The substrate is a great piece of Oak (one of my all time favorite trees). As for the other materials, I used various marbles, travertine, quartzite, jasper, amethyst, moonstone, a few other semi-precious stones and the heart piece is ancient amber. I’m honored to have such great support for my creative talent. This one will be quite the installment (it’s a bit heavy that is, but hey!)
I carved this chess set over the course of roughly four of the ten fire seasons during the time I worked with USFS, NPS, and BLM (while working in the Tahoe National Forest). This job would take us (crew of 20-ish souls) to all kinds of assignments throughout the northwestern U.S.A. Seasons would traditionally span 6 months each year averaging anywhere from 500-1000 hours overtime each season. During the in betweens I took up carving this set. It is hand carved Pinyon Juniper from the Eastern Sierras and White Spruce from a fire assignment in Alaska. The board I made from an Oak Burl from a fire in the El Dorado National Forest. That job was an integral chapter of my life that has truly been one of the most beautiful and toughest experiences of my life. For me the chess set draws on the dynamics of that crew life (two modules coming together for a common cause, yet a healthy competition and fierce battle of strength and wits between.. Team work is a beautiful thing) It was special beyond measure and I’m thankful to the mentors, comrades, American River IHC, Tahoe IHC, Arrowhead IHC, Folsom Veterans Hand Crew, and each of these great agencies!
$1,250 available at Camelot Gallery in Nevada City
This mosaic was purchased by a local Sacramento designer Marty Elliott Twitchell for one of her clients. Here is the riddle of the piece- two questions, same answer.. “Looking through the window at the waves of nature, what am I looking at?” 2nd question- “As the colors of the spectrum glisten, I look into a kaleidoscopic prism through the?…..” The first person to answer correctly wins a free 1’x1′ mosaic of one of the 12 zodiac symbols from a collection I’m producing over the next two months alongside a few of the projects I am working on!
My most recent mosaic ‘Blood Veins’. Upon my return from India, I realized my innate need to look at my “self” through new lenses. And so.. it’s been clear to me to revisit ”foundation”. Not just as an artist, but on a soul level and what better way than with mosaic (with a whole lot of reflection/meditation, and music too).
This particular piece is made of various stones from around the Earth, some of which are no longer available. ‘Blood Veins’ was is my workload for the entire summer season of 2019. I started using a template of the guitar given to me around the age of seven by one of my Grandfathers. The Sea of waves featured are indicative of the wealth of flavors and experiences along my path and the dimensional frequencies and events explored past, present, future. At one point while working on the fret board, I decided to completely redo it- realizing how it was mirroring my own tune-up, a work in progress. I could write indefinitely about the feelings that came up, the colors, the expressions that are woven into this work. It took me much longer than I ever thought, but hey.. It was worth the time, energy, patience, and love.
I trust this will reach the rightful person and resonate well for their own good reasons. I’m humbled and grateful to put this kind of time in and stoked for where things are going along my path as an artist, as a human, as a spec of stardust, as a member of this great big family. I’m also very grateful to those I get to work with, make music with, share yoga with, and to my friend and brother William and his family for allowing me this space and time for the process!
I have worked neck deep in fire much in my current lifetime, externally, in forest/park service, and deeper and deeper internally. I like the fiery tone stones and the grapevines backlit by gold and their alchemical dance. 50″x 50″. This piece can either serve as an inlay or a mighty table. Available now for $1500. Inquire for cost of shipping. Thanks!