Following the Vortex 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.
12.75" x 10.75" x 1"




“Following the Vortex” by Mary Helsaple

Hummingbirds were considered a messenger from the ‘other world’ in ancient times. Symbolized with wisdom, mischief, strength, and endurance, these tiny birds fly across continents as far north as Canadian tundra to the tip of South America. Every year the skies fill with thousands of living creatures who migrate through Sedona on their way south. We mark the event on our calendar, and marvel at their acrobatic dance in the skies above Sedona, vigilant keeping the nectar feeders filled.

Watercolor on Paper and Wood

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