gourds, really.

in consideration of Thanksgiving, i was searching for art that would pay homage to mother nature’s bounty – and here you have it: gourd art. i found an array of styles, vessels, animals, but these were by far the most intriguing and well-done. this artist searches for just the right hard-shelled gourd and brings out its ‘personality’ by carving, burning, staining, painting and weaving. here, these birds come to life with their delicate handcarved feathers. she uses glass eyes, copper feet and beaks fashioned from handcarved wood or horseshoe crab tails! i appreciate the originality and detail…a lot of passion in her work. Artist: Mindy Hawkins

prices vary at mindy hawkins gourds

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