"Gourd Leaf," Gourd sculpture by Mary Velasquez

Mary has been focused on creating gourd sculptures for about 8 years. She has been
fascinated and hooked on gourds ever since she started growing them on a whim,from
seeds she purchased. Each gourd has its own unique personality which dictates the
design. Most of Mary's designs are influenced by Native American and African pottery
designs which are embellished upon by using dye, acrylic paint, wood stain, water putty,
glass inlay, beads, clay, pyrography, carving, gold leaf, iron metal paint with patina and
small bits of rusted car parts or rusty metal found on the beach or desert.

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