Sheri’s Art Gallery

I can think of three things that have shaped my art and my life from childhood to the winter of these years: striving for the unique; bringing a fearless passion to the work, and the one I’m getting better at; not taking it all too seriously. 
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Of Earth & Water

There is story in the piece of wood lying twisted and forgotten along the shore. It holds within its layer upon layer an ancient collective memory that lives true in all of us, a memory with which –on some level– we get. It might speak of mother-wisdom, or the old healer, or it might tell a story from a time-out-of-mind place where creatures crawled out of the sea and took their first breath of air. 

I never know what will come to life when first I touch that piece of wood, but in time it speaks to me of the earth and water from whence it came. I try to honor that call from the depths, allowing it –as deftly as I’m able– into expression.

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Serena – A time to rest. The resting cave has walls that hear the beat of hearts. The spirit of Seahorse counsels that it is time for the warrior to rest. Serena is intimately aware that what she speaks and feels now is what she will become.
Wall hanging 8″h.

  Serena detail

Journey – Trust. I will go ahead of you, for I have lived in the place of your unknown. Close your eyes and follow me. 
Wall hanging 9.5″h $35 plus shipping

Athene - Mindfulness Athene-detail

Spirits of Wood & Water – Gathering at the Crossroads

Decisions must be made as we find ourselves at the crossroad; what baggage to leave behind and what to embrace as we pack our small suitcase.  We travel light now, with a bouyancy remembered from childhood. 

In this series feminine faces appear in the wood. Each has a message to impart. each embodies a quality necessary for the new world order. The chosen path shines clear now, full of light sparks and purpose of step. 

The sizes run from 8″ to 15″ h. The price is $40 each (unless otherwise indicated) plus shipping. If you have any questions or would like to make a purchase please contact Sheri by clicking on this link.

WilomenaEccentricity; the first sign of giftedness. Some think her a strange one, but she simply hears the beat of a different drum. sits on shelf 
9.5″h.

Wilomena - Eccentricity Wilomena-detail

 

Saralyn – Gentle Heart. Dear compassionate soul. Feel the other. Love and protect yourself first. Available for sale $35 contact Sheri

Sprite of the gentle heart. sculpture on wood 15" h X 3"w $40 Saralyn - Gentle Heart

The Process 

I scour the shorelines to find that particular piece of wood, the one bleached by sun, wind and currents. I choose the one with deep crevices, knots and texture. It is the one who has not only endured the cycles of life, birth and death, but has come out of it all, with a story to tell. When I pick that piece up out of the sand or mud, it’s like finding hidden treasure. Bringing the piece home and removing the clinging debris drives me to deeper into our connection and the process of rebirth begins. Using polymer clay as my medium I start with the face and in the process a story begins to unfold. I have to say, like most artists, that the story I discover in each piece is always relevant to my own. 

SalenaRhythm of Life; She is trained to hear the living rhythm of her cells, to close out thought and allow the dark winds to move through without absorption. Her dance is one of graciousness and Light. 
Wall hanging 10″h

 Salena Salena detail

Claire – Far Seeing… Listen carefully to the deeper wind. Let dreamtime light the way. At Chico Art Center $45

Claire - Far-seeing. 22"h incl. stand $45 Claire - Far-seeing

Anew – Take me to the stars on magical butterfly wings. Let me see through new eyes, eyes of brilliance and wonder, eyes of hope and understanding. Wall hanging 10″h

Anew

Guinevere – I walked barefoot through your fertile fields. Nothing could satiate my hunger for your ripe fruit. Far from those fields now, I dream; I find myself there, hungry again, loving the taste of life.  Wall hanging

Guinevere

Serendipity – Divine Intervention 
A cool gust of wind blows low across her body; a shiver, a shudder… the cloak between worlds that hides and protects, lifts for a blink. A dragonfly alights on her brow and sets serendipitous events in motion.

Serendipity

 

Zinfindel – The Question
The puzzle of her life lies scattered about the table. The answer is somewhere in the old growth vines behind her eyes. As each fragment is turned and examined, a question forms around shape, color and fit, guiding her closer to clarity of purpose. 

Zinfindel

Cassandra – Leaving the Shell
Instinctively, reluctantly she is called to leave the shell that has sheltered her so well for so long. Given her recent expansion and breadth of vision the current shelter no longer fits her needs. Vigilant of the dangers, she consigns her mind to the task ahead.
Wall hanging 10″h

Cassandra

Frommel – I knew you when your fields were wild and fertile. You laughed as you leapt to touch butterflies and catch that elusive hummingbird. You picked plump fruit and played it softly between your lips. You brushed against green leaves as if they had burst forth for you alone. You danced between the rows until your legs grew weary and the season of your life turned Winter. You never said good-bye, you never regretted. 

Frommel

Flower –

Flower

Reissa – Seeker
Reissa

Watching the River Run I speak of two wisdoms that feed the human spirit; the one who waits and watches; and the other who moves, ever so deftly, with the prevailing currents. $120. Available at A Seeker’s Boutique and Art Studio 

Watching the River Run Watching the River Run-detail

 

Courageous From time beyond memory an irresistible desire calls from the depths of a living being. The time is right; Leave the warmth of these familiar waters and with eyes of wonder – seek, explore, evolve. Available for sale $35 contact Sheri

Courageous Courageous

 

Why be Normal – Is this what you meant when you said to keep a low profile? Some of us just don’t get it. Available for sale $35, contact Sheri

Why be Normal Why be Normal

Twigmull A bug of distinction A bit of a worry-wort, he is vigilant in his protective duties. Alert, he listens intently, watches for predators and warns of impending missteps. Available for sale $35, contact Sheri

Twigmull

 

The Gift Immigrate to my soil. Tell me a story; the world through your eyes. I hunger for the gift of your vision. At the Fallbrook Art Center $38

 The Gift, immigration, polymer clay on wood disk 6" diameter. $40

Streaming Until the day I return to water, I simply close my eyes and find the current. At Fallbrook Art Center $38

alternate reality, polymer clay on found wood

Know Me Take down those borders constructed by fear. Know me as your own heart knows the rich colors I so humbly offer. At the Fallbrook Art Center $38

immigration, polymer clay on found wood

Sold and gifted pieces

I like to think that my work (more like play) is infused with the energy that flows through me and into the piece. They come to life for me and seem to have intent and purpose. I send them off with love and when they do find their way into a new home, I like to think of them filling the space with Light. In that way I feel fulfilled.

Stand In My Danger ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes speaks of the “Dangerous Old Woman” who will stop at nothing to nourish, protect and guide us in the offering of all our creative gifts. sold at Paradise Art Center

Stand In My Danger Stand In My Danger detail

Lauralai – Abundance. Wall hanging 10.5″h. $35.
sold to private party

Lauralai - Abundance 11"h wall hanging $40 Lauralai - Abundance

Knotty Peeps – Little knotted branches, no more than seven inches, tell the story of the twists and turns of life and how to not only adapt, but become little bits of whimsical wonder in a world gone mad. Can be seen hanging out on a tree in Connie’s Secret Garden.

Knotty Peeps

The Hermit Into the dark forest I follow, into places of my unspoken terrors. I take comfort in my grip on your cool, bony hand, your footfall, silent and sure on our chosen path.
Sold at Fallbrook Art Center Find Magnified Show $95

The Hermit 

Mercy I release you from the thousand threads that have held tight against your throat. You are under the protection of my outstretched wings. Let the tears flow from your burdened soul. I am Mercy and I am with you now. sold
Mercy

Dauphinia – Optomism; Breath that sparks the creative fire.
Wall hanging $35. Sold to private party

Optomism; sparking the creative fire 12" h. wall hanging. Dauphinia-Optomism; sparking the creative fire

Effrin – You were never lost dear one, you simply forgot the way. You became so caught up in the web of worry you took the alternate path. You will cross your true path at the next fork in the road. Close your eyes and see yourself in the calm of wood and water.
Sold at Fallbrook Art Center Find Magnified Show 

Effrin Effrin - detail

Iselda – We met in the woods along the path of least resistance.
Sold At Fallbrook Art Center Find Magnified Show $35

Iselda Iselda