"Witness", 1992, vines, bones, horn, wire, 55"x24"x8"
"Venus Web"
"Venus Web", 1994, Wood, bones, Ceramic, Wire, Paint, 30"x25"x6"
"Yogini", 1998, Wood, Vines, Ceramic, copper, Feathers, Copper leaf, 40"x14"x6"
"Y2K", 1999, Ceramic, Coconut, Found object, Gold leaf, 14"x4"x6"
"The Guardian"
"The Guardian", 1993, Wood wire hair, copper, 60"x55"x4"
"Striking the Cord"
"Striking the Cord", 1999, Guitar case wood, vines, gold leaf, wire 42"x24"x12"
"Spirit ladder"
"Spirit ladder", 1991, Wood vines, glass, bones wire, 32"x8"x5"
"Safiya's Song"
"Safiya's Song", 1995, Seaweed, bones, wood, found ojbects, wire, guoache, 35"x35"x6"
"Peace Pipe Drum"
"Peace Pipe Drum", 1994 Paper, wood, bones, bell, guoache, cymbas, 54"x20"x20"
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Object Spirit

Object Spirit, like Icons uses found objects from the natural world and from urban settings as essential elements for these constructed assemblage pieces.

The discarded materials are charged with life; their beauty unnoticed and their utility   undervalued

These found objects are used as inspiration and resource materials in these sculptural works

I am struck by nature and it's power Intrigued by the remnants. The cycle of life is inherent in all things.

Branches, roots, stones, shells, bones, and other elements found during walking meditations are selected spontaneously and intuitively


Finding a way, through presentation, juxtaposition, and innuendo into new realm of perception is my ambition

These pieces are intended to be peepholes or portals to other worlds connecting heaven and earth

During the creation of these pieces my psyche wanders through history, myth, magic and religion

I create my own symbols with new interpretations using very simple means of construction.

© 2016 by Olivia Beens

Email: oliviabeens@gmail.com

Photo Credits:

Sherman Sussman

Regina Cherry

Chris Bolton

Seth Rubin

Peteris Krumins