Flying Over the Underground by Mary Helsaple

Mary Helsaple
Mary Helsaple
I was raised on the west coast, lived and worked in Colorado for 35 years and now live full time in Sedona, AZ. I have also been involved in the regional arts in Arizona these last 15 years. I participate in exhibitions at Sedona Arts Center, Sedona Visual Artists Coalition Open Studio events, Artlink shows in Phoenix, AZ, and many national juried exhibitions around the country.  I am an environment-focused artist, whose objective is to create a visual that connects people with wild nature. I am also an avid birdwatcher and made nature documentaries for television. My detailed watercolors are large works on paper, done in the ‘narrative style’ that often touches on important social and environment concerns.
16" x 13" x 1"




“Flying Over the Underground” by Mary Helsaple

The earth holds a bounty above ground and below. During 5 months of the year insects, lizards, squirrels, and small mammals live and sleep quietly unnoticed until Spring. It must be nice to fly above the flowers, enjoying the sun and abundance of nectar until choosing the right spot to land. Not earth-bound like the sleeping seeds and pollen collectors tucked among the stones, dreaming of the time to emerge.

Watercolor on Claybord

With frame: 16″ x 13″ x 1″

Without frame: 13.5″ x 10″