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HYDROSTONE

Crisp and realistic...

Originally carved from Mahogany , most of these Hydrostone Castings are dramatic reproductions of actual  historic sites in the Southwest, honoring the ancient Native American peoples who lived there centuries ago...Others are heartfelt expressions of Love, Faith, Courage and Optimism- with sentiments written to accompany each sculpture. 

One of a kind

Each Hydrostone casting is unique, in that each one is meticulously hand-painted with acrylics and no two are exactly the same. They are light-fast, waterproof and a sturdy hanger is embedded in the back of the sculpture making frames unnecessary! A descriptive, often inspirational label is included on the back of each casting. To enjoy the best view of fine detail and texture, a strong light and shadow effect is recommended (floor lamps, track lights, or sunny windows etc.-Remember, they're light-fast!),

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Oak Tree House, Mesa Verde

About Oak Tree House

This picturesque ruin contained around fifty five living areas and six kivas (ceremonial rooms, commonly located underground) Most of the rooms squeezed onto the narrow upper ledge were for storage, only a few were living rooms. They were entered by ladders from the roofs of multistory rooms in the lower cave. Pottery shards found here have given archaeologists invaluable information about the people who lived here almost 800 years ago.

About the Art

13" x 16" x 2"

 

This Hydrostone sculpture retains the fine details of the Master Carving created for it. Detail is meticulously hand-painted with light-fast acrylics so each casting is unique. A sturdy hanger is embedded in the  back- NO FRAME NEEDED!

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Passages

We all go through them...

  

These doorways at Pueblo Bonito in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico speak of paths taken

and paths we have yet to choose.

 We can look back through the doorways of our past

to reflect and learn, so we can go forward

through the doors of our hopes and dreams.

About the art

 

5" x 9" x  .75"

This Hydrostone sculpture retains the fine details of the Master Carving created for it. Each brick is meticulously hand-painted with light-fast acrylics so each casting is unique. A sturdy hanger is embedded in the  back- NO FRAME NEEDED!

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Long House, Mesa Verde

A culture we can learn from...

  

Second in size only to Cliff Palace, Long House was  home to nearly 200 Anasazi. 

Cotton robes and textiles were  woven on looms anchored near this tower.

A spring at the back of the dwelling provided fresh water.

This is a special place to reflect on a culture we can

learn  much from.

About the Art

 

5" x 9" x  .75"


This Hydrostone sculpture retains the fine details of the Master Carving created for it. Each brick is meticulously hand-painted with light-fast acrylics so each casting is unique. A sturdy hanger is embedded in the  back- NO FRAME NEEDED!

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I'll Return to You...

When I go away...

  

You have been a part of my life for so long, it’s hard to leave you, even for a short time.

This vessel filled with my love watches over you until I see you again.

As we carry reminders of home on our Journeys,

this is a reminder that I’ll return to you 

About the Art

 

5" x 9" x  .75"

This Hydrostone sculpture retains the fine details of the Master Carving created for it. Each brick is meticulously hand-painted with light-fast acrylics so each casting is unique. A sturdy hanger is embedded in the  back- NO FRAME NEEDED! 

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Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde

The spirits live on...

 Legend has it that when the Ancient ones were preparing to leave their ancestral home, the village Elder gathered the people together and said "I am to old and fragile to make the  long journey with you. I will stay behind. And when I pass into the Spirit World, I will leave a Spruce tree to show my everlasting love for you. When ranchers discovered Mesa Verde in the 1800's they found a Large Colorado Blue Spruce growing in front what is now called  Spruce Tree House.  It quietly gives testimony to the Ancient Ones who came before, the Elders who told the stories of their time

so the young ones could grow up and pass them on to their children

Let us always remember ...


About the Art

 5" x 9" x  .75"

This Hydrostone sculpture retains the fine details of the Master Carving created for it. Each brick is meticulously hand-painted with light-fast acrylics so each casting is unique. A sturdy hanger is embedded in the  back- NO FRAME NEEDED!

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White House, Canyon de Chelly

Additional Information

  Built by the Anasazi around 1060 A.D., White House was abandoned around 1300

and lay dormant for 300 years until the Navajo arrived .

The word Chelly is as close to the Navajo word ‘Tsegi’ as early Spanish

explorers could get. The Navajo word is pronounced- tsay’yeh.

About the art

 5" x 9" x  .75"

This Hydrostone sculpture retains the fine details of the Master Carving created for it. Each brick is meticulously hand-painted with light-fast acrylics so each casting is unique. A sturdy hanger is embedded in the  back- NO FRAME NEEDED!

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I Am with You...

You're not alone...

  Wherever you go, however far, my love goes along.

You’re never alone, for my spirit is with you and I am honored

by your thoughts and your love.

Now and forever,I am with you.

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 5" x 9" x  .75"

This Hydrostone sculpture retains the fine details of the Master Carving created for it. Each brick is meticulously hand-painted with light-fast acrylics so each casting is unique. A sturdy hanger is embedded in the  back- NO FRAME NEEDED!

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A Sense of Place

Home at last...

Few things are as satisfying as returning to a safe comfortable place.

A place we can call sanctuary a place we belong.

After work, a trip - any time away from where our hearts know we should be,

reconnecting with the familiar nurturing energy we need,

confirms that there is truly “no place like home”.   


About the Art

 5" x 9" x  .75"

This Hydrostone sculpture retains the fine details of the Master Carving created for it. Each brick is meticulously hand-painted with light-fast acrylics so each casting is unique. A sturdy hanger is embedded in the  back- NO FRAME NEEDED!

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An Anasazi Spirit Woman stands in an ancient doorway in Chaco Canyon, not far from Mesa Verde.

"My Spirit Lingers"

There was a rattlesnake...

f you've ever been to Chaco Canyon New Mexico in August, you know how incredibly hot it can be! While on a field trip with the Taos Institute of Art I was about to step through this doorway and check out Chetro Ketl- an ancient Anasazi ruin not far from Pueblo Bonito. Suddenly the hair prickled on the back of my neck like I was walking through a graveyard at night. Senses heightened, I felt a presence in the doorway that caused me to pause just long enough to avoid the rattlesnake coiled in the shadows just inside the entrance! It seemed as if this spirit woman had arrived just in time, called by my thoughts and reverence for those who passed this way so many centuries ago… It inspired me to create this hand-painted Hydrostone casting . Originally carved from mahogany, the wood grain combined with the bricks painstakingly carved in bas-relief honors the Ancient Ones and calls the Spirits of the loved one we think about...

 

I am here when you think of me.

I am in your mind when you dream of me.

I am in your heart when you honor me  with your memories.

Because you love me,

my spirit lingers... 

About the Art

 

5" x 9" x  .75"

This Hydrostone sculpture retains the fine details of the Master Carving created for it. Each brick is meticulously hand-painted with light-fast acrylics so each casting is unique. A sturdy hanger is embedded in the  back- NO FRAME NEEDED!



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"Grandfather's house"

Remember...

 When we were young and distracted by the world, many of us didn't realize the lessons and wisdom we could learn from our elders- our parents and Grandparents. They had taken many steps in their path through this Earth World and had tales to tell  about the world before we came into It. Before they pass into the Spirit Realm, let us listen and  learn and honor them by  hearing their stories so we can share them with our Grandchildren...

 

Legend has it that when the Ancient ones were preparing to leave their ancestral home, the village Elder gathered the people together and said "I am to old and fragile to make the  long journey with you. I will stay behind. And when I pass into the Spirit World, I will leave a Spruce tree to show my everlasting love for you. When ranchers discovered Mesa Verde in the 1800's they found a Large Colorado Blue Spruce growing in front what is now called  Spruce Tree House. It quietly gives testimony to the Ancient Ones who came before, the Grandfathers who told the stories of their time

so the young ones could grow up and pass them on to their children

Let us always remember  Grandfather’s House…

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 5" x 9" x  .75"

This Hydrostone sculpture retains the fine details of the Master Carving created for it. Each brick is meticulously hand-painted with light-fast acrylics so each casting is unique. A sturdy hanger is embedded in the  back- NO FRAME NEEDED!

Find out more...