View Full Version : Floating: Song of Change

08-17-2003, 08:10 PM
10" x 18" Collage: Study of some unknown painting signed only with Initials, Gesso, Acrylics, Nail Polish, Glue, Liquid Leading, Great Glass Staining Medium: Wine & Royal, on connected pieces of tree fungus.


To the Right
(Love, Learning & Words go on...


To the Left
Painting, Creating & Art go on...


Separate Togetherness
..if we realize the true reason for waves is not to separate or drown, but merely adjust our course & show us the leaks in our boats. We can choose to repair and float that course, or go down sitting where we are.)



Pete Hubbard
08-17-2003, 11:35 PM
It seems photography is as much a part of this as the materials. I love the close-ups and details. The saturated color. It’s all so ‘Not Kansas Anymore’.

I would like to see a context shot. Something pulled back a little bit.


08-17-2003, 11:50 PM
"Auntie Em!!!"
"Auntie Em!!!"


Not sure how "pulled back" you want, but here's a shot of my mantle. Or, were you referring to something else?


p.s. reviewing the site now, will probably respond regarding it tomorrow evening.

08-18-2003, 12:54 AM
Wow Tam ! :D That looks like a serious bit of tree fungus ! [size wise] First impression was that the surface used looked very rock-like - but after viewing the 'mantle' shot it changed to more of the look of a slice of wood - very interesting use of tree fungus as a support - just wondering it looks quite a strong material - I always thought of fungus to be quite fragile. It would be very interesting to watch the decomposition process and how it might affect or alter the materials that you have placed on the surface. Or perhaps in the process that you have used you have somehow found a way to preserve these delicate offerings of nature.

I seem to be in technological mode today :D and will definately return for another look - because your ideas and thoughts and the piece as a whole deserves a more thoughtful response :D so I'll be Back ! :D

Meanwhile Tam Tam - Well Done !!

Cheers Dahzl :D

08-18-2003, 01:15 AM
Very cool piece.

08-18-2003, 01:44 AM
I was surprised by the size in the pulled back shot... amazing, I too wonder how it might age -- do you know?

08-18-2003, 03:30 AM
LOL. Someone else asked me about drinking that wine. hahaha. Sillies!!! Wine & Royal are the colors of the Great Glass Staining Medium: i.e. - wine & royal. lol. It's the two colors I used to prime her with after her initial bath and before images & painting. :)

Here she is right after her bath. :)


This is after she dried out and was stained with about 4 coats of Staining Medium. I am starting to apply paint & images to her.


I don't anticipate any negative long term effects. I painted some of these things in Wisconsin over 20 years ago. Most of my family still has them and they are beautifully preserved. :) The only thing I didn't do back then that I do now is put a coat of protective enamel over the paint etc.

The paint on the ones I did years ago has faded somewhat because it didn't have one.

08-18-2003, 10:40 AM
How cool! (I will come up with something more intelligent in a bit, I promise.) :cool:

08-18-2003, 11:48 AM
that's archival tree fungus, right?
:D :D

great finished product...


08-18-2003, 11:57 AM
This IS cool.

Mary Riggs
08-18-2003, 02:11 PM
This piece has an ethereal aura to it. Beautiful use of a gift from nature. In Oregon, these grow usually on older Fir or Hemlock trees or rotting stumps in our rain forests. We call them "conks". Not sure of the spelling, but they are hard as nails even while still growing on the trees. I have seen them painted before, but nothing like your have done, Tam.

From my vantage point, it reminds me of a geode (thunder egg) which is our state rock.

I see my favorite piece of yours over the mantle:clap:

08-18-2003, 07:24 PM
It glows from within like a phosphorescent gem
with a divine power
stronger than the world.
And though he has turned away,
he's painting her mountains....
haunted by the light for eternity.

The end.

08-18-2003, 10:17 PM
Aurora: Thank you. Intelligence is SO over-rated. Don't you agree? It's nice to be "cool" in your 40's. :cool:

Ordie: Thank you. The One and Only! :D Appreciate your comment re: the finished product. She is precious, to me, anyway. :)

Michael: :cool: Like, thanks, man. :cool:

Mary: Thanks you. I agree. Nature has some beautiful and natural gifts if we open our eyes. If you ever feel like shipping some of them here....:D YOu know what's odd? I have lived here for two years and fungus has NEVER grown on the trees in the front yard until a few months ago. Now it's sprouting out left and right. I am drooling watching it grow. (patience....grasshopper....)

Someone else told me it looked like a precious gem too. And yes, that's Cache' in her temporary home. ;)

Laura: Sometimes words take from meanings....so, I'll just say


Thank you. :)

Thanks everyone for sharing your time and appreciation with me. Much love to you.

sue ellen
08-18-2003, 10:50 PM
I think all of your pieces have had such a wonderful sculptural feeling to them...this one just drives that home for me.

Its beautiful and fierce at the same time.

08-18-2003, 11:38 PM
Sue Ellen: Thank you for commenting. It's appreciated.

Its beautiful and fierce at the same time.

Yes: it was. Isn't love always? :)