6" x 6", multi media on birchwood. Contains a petrified shark tooth, a glass charm case and paper memorabilia.
This piece is about holding things (items, memories, people, animals)close, only to realize that by letting go of the fear of them losing will they remain forever.
Medusa is named for the hair she once had. When I first sculpted her, she had a fantastic head of hair that curled around her, almost like snakes. I loved how they made her look regal. However, before she made it into the kiln to be bisque fired, her hair started to fall off. Most of it was because I had made errors in attaching her hair, and as a result it started to fall off as soon as I started to paint it. Rather than scrap her, I looked closely at her big eyes and bald head…and felt she was even stronger. Now she feels empowered by her change, rather than gaining power by changing others. She is my homage to all those who have gone through chemotherapy, as well as those who visit infusion centers, just like I do, to treat their illnesses. I stand with you.
Jupiter, Also is a painting that contains many, many autobiographical references. It has been a meditation on my past, while dreaming into the present and my future. The large skirt represents all experiences I keep within me, those who have shaped me and taught me. Good and bad! The headdress is meant to be a celebration of revelation (those AHA moments).
This painting is done on a handmade birch plywood panel. It is 36" x 36", with a 2 1/2" depth, and is wired and ready to hang.
Amotekun is a piece about the love and understanding between human and animal - the connection of love and trust that can be created. Animals are so special to me, even more so than people many times, and the respect and love I have for them is something I hold sacred.
This piece was painted on a handmade birch plywood cradle, and is wired and ready to hang.
Frida is my patron saint. When I feel upset or down because I have a 'disability', I think of what she went through in her life - she is an inspiration to all who feel beaten down at times. There is always another way to work through, to adapt, to understand. By opening our hearts to life we will find new ways of living. Viva Frida!
Made from recycled copper, with a rich patina and sealed to keep the finish and protect your skin. These are just under 3" long, and feature gorgeous enamel trees by Cathleen Zaring!
These light and dramatic earrings are made from recycled copper, to which I gave a rich patina and sealed. They have sterling silver ear wires.
I named these 'Matisse' because the beautiful enamel work by Cathleen Zaring reminded me of a Matisse painting. The copper has been given a patina and sealed, and the earrings have sterling silver ear wires.
Beautiful, colorful images of Frida are created on copper by Anna Pearson, and are paired with 800 year old Roman glass beads. To end them are beautiful pieces by Petra of Scorched Earth! They feature sterling silver ear wires. Spring and summer, here we come!
A special piece from a special show this past March. It has to do with having to change career goals, but retaining the passion, fire and spirit from the former career, transforming it into even more.
Juliette Morris Williams
I have been creating art since childhood, and studied in San Jose, California at the San Jose Museum of Art (painting, drawing) in the 1970s and 80s, Alvin Ailey American Dance Center in the mid 1980s (modern dance), and with Keith Lo Bue (mixed media, metalworking) of Sydney Australia in 2013. I am currently studying with master sculptor Deborah Bridges in Grass Valley, California.
I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2001, and currently have Primary Progressive MS, which makes walking difficult. A lot of my work centers around the creation of movement and space - going from dancing and being very active - to learning how to express motion and mobility in other ways.
I am a sculptor and painter, and my work really focuses on expressing the motion within emotion. Clay takes me back to my dance years, as it allows me to not only create the image but feel it while I create. I’ve not felt this close to my true self since dance! With words, poems and scratches I work my paintings with layers upon layers of color and images to produce a field of motion. So much is packed into each piece that they are like autobiographical pieces that I can release, knowing that I am saying what I can say in the only way I truly know how.
My home and studio is in Nevada City, California.