San Francisco photographer Catherine Herrera continues her series honoring the beauty of the natural world of flowers/
Yes, my friends, Spring is on here!
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Solstice has just passed, offering the longest day of the year. San Francisco has been a balmy near 80-degrees, a refuge from the souring heat inland.
In my last post, I wrote about sitting out while the nerve in my arm healed. Well, MRI’s revealed additional tears and fractures from the fall, including my right foot and leg. I’ve been stuck at home, but, I have been using the time to further the goals set at the start of the year, keeping focused, and preparing for when the foot is healed and I can get back to filming.
In between editing, and writing, I have been working still on the California coastal wood, shell and rock sculptures I started back in 2015 as part of a larger project, The Spirit Dolls.
This new series branches out to reflect on my love for coastal California, an homage to the great Pacific Ocean, along side I have lived most of my life. I am contributing 5% of sales to the mission of raising awareness through education about California coastal life and culture.
These unique, one-of-a-kind wood sculptures are designed to delight their collector. People often have an immediate connection to the one or another of the pieces.
I am delighted when the spirit of the coast and sculpture connects with the spirit of the viewer. Some pieces remain with me, but other scupltures are available for sale.
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I’ve been in San Francisco for nearly 11 years, and still, I adjust to the chilly, foggy summers, and, delight when I have the chance to visit Bay area destinations with warmer weather! My skin warm, my spirit soars!
Today’s feature,’Swirling, Whirling Energy,’ was created in 2013, during one of those warm summer spells.
Enjoy the long holiday weekend!
Admittedly, I have not been keeping my blog up-to-date over the last year and a half. The Good News is that my creative time was divided between exhibiting work at various places here in San Francisco and Bay Area, and, further developing the Spirit Doll Project.
Before I go on too long, trying the impossible of catching up on everything in one sitting, a quick posting from the latest releases this May from the Spirit Doll series –
Here is ‘Robin Girl, 2015,’ featured in the ‘Capturing Resilience’ exhibit at U.C. Berkeley’s Phoebe A. Heart Museum of Anthropology in a show bring together the work of four Coastal Native California artists in the museum’s remodeled entryway.
I was honored to be included with the next generation of California Native artists and to learn more about their experiences and common points where our paths meet.
I’ll be sharing more about the Spirit Doll series and materials soon.
Thank you for visiting, and for the encouraging comments, you are appreciated too!
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2015 is off to a great start and I hope you are enjoying the winter and planting seeds for spring.
Today’s offering is a unique fine art print, ‘ Joining Forces for Good ,’ is a new work from this year, and is part of the Print Collector’s Special on for this January.
For an archival, signed print of this limited edition of (25) please click on the link below. The size is 11 x 17, museum-quality print produced locally in San Francisco and personally reviewed for quality prior to shipping.
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