Osprey encourages us to dive deeply into creativity and draw forth that which serves us. Osprey reminds us to go boldly after what we want. People connected to the Osprey totem tend to have impeccable timing, particularly in taking opportunities, and they treat themselves and others with a great deal of respect. When we maintain integrity even when we don’t agree with or enjoy another person, we honor the medicine of Osprey.
Osprey emphasizes the healing power of the sun. Osprey is an omen of success and profit, and, in dreams, signifies the return from a journey or a rising in position. If the Osprey is in contrary, when we are fighting it or find it sick, it is a sign that we are fighting authority or that our boundaries are out of alignment.
Meditating with Osprey can help us see through illusions, identify boundaries, connect with the moon and the sun, and navigate complicated emotions with clarity.
— in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Stained glass and copper. Copper wing details are three dimensional.
34” x 31.5”
Shipping cost: $60.00
I was raised in an old farmhouse in Maine, surrounded by plants, tools, animals, community, tumbling rock walls and a decaying barn full of decades of friends’ forgotten belongings. Those aesthetics translate well to the decay and growth of New Orleans; my work is at home here in the Deep South.
I run my restoration and design business, ‘Paraph,’ from my home studio in Uptown New Orleans. My business is dedicated to the rejuvenation of the stained glass trade by using traditional techniques inventively. I am passionate about plant medicine, cooking, gardening, story telling and social justice. A career in art allows me to live joyfully. Pleasure, brought through inspiration and intellectual challenge, is a priority for me. I strive to share that pleasure with others through my sculpture.
My work is often either narrative or serves as a way to research new subjects. Through treatment of metal, wood, glass, clay and found objects, I explore the aesthetics of decay, vulnerability, and material and textural variation. In all of my work, I strive to blend patience with spontaneous decisions.
Please contact me about preserving wedding flowers (or any plant important to you) in glass, custom orders welcome! See more at caitlinwaugh.com and on instagram @caitlinezellwaugh
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