Sunday, January 25, 2009

Spring and Summer Goddess

Do you remember back on August 23rd when I told you that a visionary artist had contacted me and wanted to send a sculpture to me? Well, Bill La Civita did send her to me in Houston. I unwrapped her at my friend Martha's house where we were just dumbfounded at how lovely she is and we "oohed and aahed" about her. I promptly called Bill and thanked him profusely for such an
amazing gift. He wanted me to donate the cost of the postage to a charity of my choice, about $40, and this went to the orphanage here in San Miguel for their Christmas party. What a generous man - the goddess and no costs at all. I carefully swaddled her in bubble wrap and she rode back fromTexas with me in a very, very safe place. She is in the garden downstairs outside my bedroom wall of windows where I can see her at all times. Don't you just love the way Bill used the shells to create the waves in her hair and the other shells for her eyes and cheeks? What a treasure.
If you want to see more of Bill's work go to http://rarevisionsroadtrip.com/ Then when you get to the site hit Flash Mx, then the Big Map and then Rhode Island, where Bill lives and creates. Click on Bill. If you are interested in acquiring some of Bill's visionary art, he says he has lots and would love to talk to you about it.
So, the Spring and Summer Goddess is firmly ensconced in the downstairs garden along with another concrete sculpture made for me at least 15 years ago by another well known artist, Hayes Parker from Houston who has been a dear friend forever. Aren't I a lucky lady? My garden is exquisite now...............
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4 comments:

Michael Dickson said...

Looking good.

Steve Cotton said...

You are well on your way to creating your own Timmyland.

richland said...

Oh Babs, I want to make something for you, for your garden. Now I have a reason to take an art course. I knew if I waited long enough in San Miguel, Art would get me.

Kay Cox said...

Oh Barb, she is gorgeous! Just awesome. Lucky you!