About two years ago, my daughter-in-law and I decided to host a botanical trunk show. We planted and placed succulents and bromeliads in all sorts of vessels. Our motto: the more original and unexpected the better. We embellished the plantings with feathers, beads and assorted seed pods.
For a few of the botanical arrangements we used Buddha nuts. These split pods provided a unique, organic look to the arrangements. Little did I know then that they would literally change my life. After the trunk show, which was a huge success (Debra, we should host another one soon) we were left with unused pods, feathers and other unusual natural materials. An idea came to me: why not utilize the remnants from the event and create vertical, organic sculptures and collages with them? That concept quickly took shape and my entire family began foraging and collecting materials for me while hiking, camping or just hanging out in nature (something Californians tend to do a lot of). In addition to the many organic finds and purchases, I began incorporating gemstones and metals previously used in my jewelry design into my work. Voila! PodArt was born.
My son, Alex, and my daughter-in-law, Debra, gave me this amazing website as a gift to pursue my passion. Good Unlimited designed it for me and the rest is history (or soon to become history). Hope you enjoy both the site and the art. I'm feeling SO grateful right now!!